Boodle Hatfield announces charity partnership with Royal Trinity Hospice - Boodle Hatfield

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07 May 2024

Boodle Hatfield announces charity partnership with Royal Trinity Hospice

At Boodle Hatfield, we are committed to making a difference by shaping legacies towards a better future. We have a long history of charitable support and community engagement particularly through our chosen Charity of the Year.

Coinciding with Dying Matters Week by Hospice UK, an important awareness campaign regarding preparing for death and considering legacy, we are excited to announce our Charity of the Year.

From 1 April 2024, Boodle Hatfield are partnering with the Royal Trinity Hospice, a south west and central London hospice providing specialist palliative and end of life care for people living in Wandsworth and parts of Lambeth, Merton, Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Richmond.

We will be supporting Trinity through fundraising, material donations, social activities and volunteering, as well as providing support, awareness and training on the importance of estate and succession planning in the lead up to end of life.

The relationship forms part of the firm’s wider ESG strategy which is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. As the firm’s Charity of the Year, all staff and partners at Boodle Hatfield will have the opportunity to get involved in raising money for the charity as well as being encouraged to utilise their dedicated 24 hours of volunteering time during the working day.

Clare Stirzaker, Boodle Hatfield’s Charity Partner comments:As a private client lawyer, I work a lot with families on their succession planning, legacy and giving strategies and often see first-hand how death is a topic cloaked in discomfort and talked about in hushed voices, but the experience of losing someone close to us is something that we all face at different times in our lives. I am thrilled that we have partnered with the Royal Trinity Hospice, a charity who has a mission of making the most of every moment an individual has left. Their work in end of life care, enables people to have a good death and provides support to both their patients and their families. Trinity supports people living with progressive, life-limiting illnesses and their friends and families in so many ways.To be able to announce this partnership during Dying Matters Week is also poignant – aligning our work and our Charity of the Year to such an important awareness week, encouraging us all to change the way we talk about dying matters.”

Find out more about the firm’s ESG vision here.

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