Every year as part of the Firm’s Social Impact Strategy, we donate to UK registered charities, with many of these charities chosen by our staff.
Mishcon UK Charity of the Year
Place2Be is the leading provider of school-based emotional and mental health services, working in primary and secondary schools across the UK, supporting 105,000 children in 257 schools. They help tackle emotional and mental health problems early to prevent them from developing into bigger problems later on in life. Our support will fund Place2Be’s work in Shoreditch, offering a 'whole school' service which includes one-to-one counselling sessions for children, a lunchtime drop in service 'Place2Talk', group and class work, counselling for parents and support and training for teachers. Place2Be is a safe space within a school where children and young people can work with a trained counsellor on whatever might be worrying them.
In 2016 we produced a book with Place2Be, written for adults by children on the topic of parental separation. Splitting Up – A Child's Guide to a Grown Up Problem is now available to buy on Amazon.
Mishcon International Charities
Every other month, charities are nominated by members of staff and chosen by a staff committee. Last year we funded 53 UK registered charities. We also support our clients' fundraising efforts.
We encourage our people's own fundraising efforts by matching sponsorship for fundraising events. In 2016 we sponsored 30 members of staff a total of £14,500.
Our First Year Trainees have committed to raise £8,500 to fund the service of the London Air Ambulance for one day. A UK charity, the Air Ambulance delivers an advanced trauma team to critically injured people in London, serving the 10 million people who live, work and travel within the M25.