Digby Brown donates 285 days for 285 volunteers

Employee Volunteering Programme with Social Connect

Digby Brown Solicitors has confirmed every staff member can now take one day off for charity work.

As the personal injury firm has 285 employees it means as many as 285 days can be used to help good causes.

Although the firm already helps around 20 charities, staff will be allowed to use their free day to help any charity or cause they choose.

Staff who donate their time also don’t need to engage in fundraising efforts – they can offer support like cleaning kennels, collecting goods from doorsteps or assisting with phone befriending services.

The new scheme builds on the existing efforts of the firm that has already helped it win countless charity and community awards in the last few years. 

Fraser Oliver, Chief Executive of Digby Brown, said: “For years our people have strived to fundraise for causes close to their hearts.

“But we know first-hand that money only goes so far. It can only do so much. 

“People who need help or support need something more – and that is people.

“Actually being there in a hands-on manner offers the kind of support these services – and their service users – actually need.

“We are therefore proud to work alongside Social Good Connect as we roll out our employee volunteering programme.”

The employee volunteering programme was set up alongside Social Good Connect – a third sector enterprise aimed at connecting employees with the perfect volunteering opportunity.

Sarah Johnston, Business Engagement Manager, said: “We’re delighted that Digby Brown is adding to its charitable efforts by joining Social Good Connect.

“The firm is part of a growing community of businesses using their strengths to create social impact for communities – not only does it benefit the charity and their service users but it benefits the volunteer too.”

Last month it was confirmed Digby Browns’ seven local offices raised over £48,000 for their charity partners.