On the occasion of our 100th birthday, we are celebrating chambers’ past, present and future.
The primary focus of our “Centenary Challenge” is social mobility. Both the Sutton Trust and IntoUniversity – our primary charity partners for our Centenary Challenge – are committed to improving the representation of under-represented groups in both higher education and in the workplace. Their work – both directly with students, through their programmes and centres, and through campaigning and policy – is hugely important work for 21st century Britain, and it will be more vital than ever in 2021, as the young people of the United Kingdom deal with the ongoing impact and consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. Brick Court Chambers has committed to raising £100,000 each for the Sutton Trust and IntoUniversity, and is very proud to be supporting – and looks forward to working and engaging more directly with – two such important and inspiring charities.
Whilst our principal focus is deliberately wider than the legal profession, the need remains great within the legal sector too, and Brick Court is delighted to be raising money for the Access to Justice Foundation and Advocate (formerly the Bar Pro Bono Unit). Chambers has committed to raising £50,000 for these charities.
We are extremely proud to be working with, and for, four such excellent charities, and we look forward to engaging with our clients and colleagues to raise funds for them.
You can find out more about each of the charities, their work and the ways you can help them by clicking on the links adjacent. And you can find our online fundraising hub on VirginMoneyGiving.
Chambers’ fundraising will include many challenges and events throughout the year. The campaign was given a boost on its launch by a donation from chambers in lieu of a Christmas party. And then 2021 began with a chambers-wide invitation to all members and staff to donate their first billable hour of the year. Our online fundraising hub for the year is hosted by VirginMoneyGiving and anyone who wishes to contribute can donate to support our Centenary charities via our central online donation pageDONATE