We are delighted to announce our chosen Charity of the Year for 2020. The Chronicle Sunshine Fund are a North East based charity that enhances the lives of local babies and children, living with disabilities, by funding specialist and adapted equipment to meet their specialist needs.
The charity applied through the firm’s Charity of the Year scheme which is now in its third year. Each year, charities are encouraged to apply to the scheme which last year received a record number of applications.
Paul Monaghan, Managing Partner at St James’ Square said, “When we set up the firm it was always our intention to be able to help those that need it most. We’re delighted to be working with and supporting the great work done by the team at The Chronicle Sunshine Fund. Our Charity of the Year is selected by the staff at St James’ Square and together we’re committed to raising as much money as possible.”
The firm, which will be turning three in March, dedicate a huge amount of resource to their chosen charity every year and launched the Charity of the Year scheme to make it a fairer selection process for any charity, with a base or branch in the North East, wishing to be considered.
Siobhan Sergeant, Charity Director said, "The Chronicle Sunshine Fund are thrilled to be the chosen charity of St James Square for 2020 and we can't wait to get to work with the team! They already have such great fundraising ideas to help us ensure we provide even more specialist equipment for disabled children in our region, that so desperately need it. Already the team has shown such passion for our cause and we look forward to making a real difference with their help."
A range of fundraising events are planned for this year such as a client karting event, a black tie ball and a family Christmas cinema event, where all proceeds will go towards the charity. There will also be several staff sponsored events, including the coast to coast cycle challenge and the Simplyhealth Great North Run.
Like many charities, The Chronicle Sunshine Fund receive no statutory funding and rely solely on the support and generosity of local organisations and individuals to raise £450,000 annually through donations, events and community giving. In recent years the charity have seen applications to the fund increase by 35% so help from organisations like St James’ Square are needed now more than ever.
St James’ Square Law Firm are dedicated to raising money for charity each year and have so far raised over £50,000 for their chosen charities.