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Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Ayr office raise over £12,000 for Ayrshire Cancer Support

The team in our Ayr office were thrilled to be able to present a cheque for £12,053.74 to local charity partner Ayrshire Cancer Support.

The team managed to beat their fundraising total from the previous year, raising over £23,800 for the charity over the past two years.

Ceilidh at the annual burns supper

This year, the team held various fundraising events including their annual Burns Supper and Ceilidh, a Lucky Square raffle and took on the 5 Ferry Challenge - a 52 mile cycle which includes 5 ferry trips across Argyll.

Team from Ayr office take on the 5 ferry challenge

The cheque was presented on the 1st of May to Nicola Eyres, Corporate Fundraiser from Ayrshire Cancer Support.

Sandra MCCall, CEO of Ayrshire Cancer Support, said: “Digby Brown Solicitors in Ayr have really pulled out all the stops raising such a fantastic amount of money to help people affected by cancer in Ayrshire.

“The team in the Sandgate office have been a pleasure to work with, and it’s really reassuring that national companies like Digby Brown care about the communities in which they live and work.”

Damian White, Partner and Head of the Ayr Office, said: “The team have thoroughly enjoyed supporting Ayrshire Cancer Support, and have worked incredibly hard over the past year to beat the amazing total we raised last year.

“Ayrshire Cancer Support offer such a wide range of services that are essential to people locally and we are very proud to have been able to support such a great charity over the past two years."

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Friday, April 05, 2019

Digby Brown support mental health charities across Scotland

For the last three years, each of our seven offices across Scotland have nominated a local charity to support and we have been proud to support charities such as Cash for Kids, Fresh Start, Food Train Dundee, MacMillan Cancer Support and Finding Your Feet - to name just a few.

This year we have done something a little different and each of our offices have chosen a local mental health charity to support for the upcoming year.

Considering the type of work we do – personal injury, employment, family law – we help people who are going through a very difficult and often traumatic time in their life. This can often have a knock on impact on their mental health and we are proud to support mental health charities that are helping improve people’s wellbeing.

Glasgow - Brothers in Arms

Brothers in Arms offer support to men, of any age, who are down or in crisis and empower them to ask for help when they need it, without feeling a failure if they do.

Brothers in Arms our Glasgow offices new charity for 2019

(From left to right: Kevin Moulds and Ashleigh-Jane Mitchell from Digby Brown Glasgow office, Daniel Proverbs from Brothers in Arms, Kirsten Smith, Fraser Ewing, Gillian McCarron and Mat Piskorz from Digby Brown Glasgow office).

Edinburgh – Health in Mind

Health in Mind charity has been set up to promote positive mental health and wellbeing by offering a range of services such as Counselling, Therapies, Day centres and Befriending in the community.

Kirkcaldy - Support in Mind Scotland, Fife Services

Support in Mind Scotland seek to support and empower all those affected by mental illness, including family members, carers and supporters.

Dundee - Wellbeing Works

Wellbeing Works promotes better wellbeing for those who face mental health challenges: building confidence, learning new skills, connecting with others and having a positive impact. They have been providing support and services for people of Dundee for more than 50 years.

Inverness – Mikey’s Line

Mickey’s Line is a charity in the Highlands founded in 2015 for those in emotional distress, lonely or isolated.

Aberdeen - Sunrise Partnership

Sunrise Partnership offers a free, confidential service for children and young people up to age 18 who have been affected by loss and bereavement. 

Sunrise partnership our Aberdeen office's charity partner for 2019

(From left to right: Paul Thomson, Neil Davidson, Amy Shand, Kerry Whyte and Carrie-Anne Mackenzie from Digby Brown Aberdeen office, Eileen Wheeler from Sunrise Partners and Kimberley MacLennan from Digby Brown Aberdeen office).

Ayr - Beautiful Inside & Out

Beautiful Inside & Out (SCIO) is a Scottish registered charity, supporting bereaved parents and siblings of suicide victims; promoting feelings of self-worth.

Last year alone, we raised over £60,000 for our charity partners and we hope to take this figure and add more this year.

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Digby Brown scoop top prizes at 2019 Scottish Legal Awards

We are proud to retain the prestigious awards of Firm of the Year and Community Contribution titles at last night’s Scottish Legal Awards ceremony.

For us, these accolades recognise all the good work we do at Digby Brown and this wouldn’t be possible without the commitment of all the people working within the firm to deliver excellent results for our clients.

Every day we work alongside organisations and charities across Scotland and we were proud to have this recognised again when we won Community Contribution award.

It matters to us that we make a positive difference in the communities in which we work all year round such as Spinal Injuries Scotland and the Child Brain Injury Trust - each of our seven offices also support a local charity of their choice throughout the year.

Fraser Oliver, Chief Executive of Digby Brown Solicitors said: “We’re humbled to earn these awards and have our commitment to charitable, welfare and community-based initiatives recognised by industry experts and our peers.

“We do significant work for key charities and individuals in the areas of welfare rights and benefits, as well as supporting clients beyond core obligations, such as fatal accident inquiries.

“In the last 12 months alone we’ve supported the Spinal Injuries Scotland BBQ & Activities Day and raised more than £80,000 for the charity as well as supporting road safety events, holding our own Head Injury Information Days and raising awareness of the dangers of asbestos to today’s workforce.

“Our dedicated and talented staff - both legal and non-legal – consistently deliver a top quality service and share our passion for providing excellence in access to justice.

"Not only winning but retaining the Firm of the Year title is therefore a very proud moment as our commitment to helping clients is very much a team effort across the board and I’d like to acknowledge the hard-working Digby Brown staff whose efforts made this recognition possible.”

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Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Ayr solicitors raise an outstanding £3,351 at annual Burns Supper

Digby Brown’s Ayr office held their annual Burns Supper and Ceilidh night on Saturday 2nd February raising an amazing £3,351 for their chosen local charity Ayrshire Cancer Support. The evening took place again at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway.

Guests on the night were well entertained with the traditional Address to the Haggis, Selkirk Grace and our Ayr office’s very own Lee Murray doing Burns’ Ode to the Toothache. As usual there was a fantastic three-course Burns Supper which was followed by a traditional Scottish Ceilidh.

The entertainment for the evening did not stop there with a variety of fundraising activities throughout the evening, starting with a game of “Heads and Tails” with the winner receiving a litre bottle of whisky.

There was also the opportunity to win a bottle of malt whisky, bottle of Morgan’s rum or a bottle of prosecco in this year’s coin toss.

The raffle was another success of the night with a Nespresso coffee machine, a year’s family membership to the National Trust for Scotland, afternoon tea, a variety of gift vouchers amongst the 20 prizes on offer.

Damian White, Partner and Head of the Ayr office said: “We are delighted that the Burns Supper was such a success again this year.

“We are proud as an office to be supporting Ayrshire Cancer Support and the vital work they do in our community. We know that the funds raised will be a great help to them and the services they provide for cancer sufferers and their families.

“I would like to personally thank everyone who supported the event, our programme sponsors and those that donated prizes for the evening. We managed to raise a fantastic £3,351 for a very deserving charity."

Ayrshire Cancer Support said: "We've just heard that the Digby Brown Burns Supper raised over £3,300! Excellent news - thank so much. Thank you to the team who helped make the night such a success, our volunteers who were able to attend had a fantastic night"

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Lucky square raffle raises £520 for Ayrshire Cancer Support

Our solicitors in Ayr have been holding a Lucky Square Wine Raffle to raise funds for thier local charity Ayrshire Cancer Support.

With three chances to win, the team managed to raise an amazing £520 by selling each square for £5 for the charity.

The prizes available were:

  • First place: A Magnum bottle of Ruinart Champagne with Darlington crystal wine glasses kindly donated by Ayr Therapy & Consultancy Service
  • Second place: A Magnum of Pianer Le Colture Prosecco
  • Third place: Il Barroccio red and white wine

Prizes for the Digby Brown Ayr office square raffle.

The lucky winners were announced last Friday. The winner of the Champagne and glasses was John McGill, the winner of the Prosecco was Keir Murray and the winner of the bottles of wine was Jai McDowall. All were delighted to have an extra treat just in time for the festive season.

Damian White, Partner and Head of the Ayr office said: “We are so pleased to be supporting Ayrshire Cancer Support again this year as the work they do for the local community in Ayrshire is incredible.

“Most people are affected by cancer in some way and the work done by Ayrshire Cancer Support helps those who suffer from the disease along with their families and friends.

“We are delighted to have raised such a fantastic amount this year with the Lucky Square Raffle and are sure that the winners will enjoy their prizes.”

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