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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Kirkcaldy office raise money for Support in Mind Scotland with charity quiz

After recently announcing their local charity of the year was Support in Mind Scotland, our Kirkcaldy office kicked off their fundraising in style with their annual quiz night. The night managed to raise over £500 for the charity.

The quiz took place on Thursday 18th April once again at the Kirkcaldy Rugby Club.

Kirkcaldy Team and the Charity Team at the Kirkcaldy race night

As well as the quiz which was hosted by our legendary quizmaster Innes Laing, who also happens to be a Partner in the Kirkcaldy office, there was an auction for tickets to Rangers V Hibs at Ibrox as well as the ever popular raffle. The raffle included some spectacular prizes such as a trip on the Maid of the Forth, family tickets to Knockhill and a cut and style at Dom Migele.

Support in Mind Scotland are a charity who provide support and services to those who live with mental health problems or live day to day with a mental illness. They offer a wide range of services across Fife including family support and peer support groups.

Colin Leslie from Support in Mind Scotland said: “We are delighted and grateful that Digby Brown’s Kirkcaldy office have wasted little time in beginning their fundraising efforts for Support in Mind Scotland’s mental health services in Fife. I am glad the quiz night was a roaring success and am sure that this will be the first of many successful events in the coming year.”

Lianda Barnes, Partner in the Digby Brown Kirkcaldy office said: “We are so proud to have raised such a fantastic amount at our first fundraiser of the year. Support in Mind Scotland offer a fantastic range of services to support those who experience difficulties with their mental health.”

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Monday, April 08, 2019

Kirkcaldy office announce new charity partnership with Support in Mind

Our Kirkcaldy office have announced a new charity partnership with Support in Mind.

Staff within the office nominated the mental health charity and will be fundraising throughout the upcoming year, beginning with a charity quiz on Thursday 18th April at Kirkcaldy Rugby Club.

Charity Support in Mind have Fife Services based at Levenmouth Community Enterprise Centre but they also offer “Group Help” throughout the region including Kirkcaldy, Dunfermline, Glenrothes and St Andrews.

They offer three main support services which are: Families Support Project, The Hearing Voices Project and Resilience to help tackle mental health issues such as dealing with every day stresses and those who experience voices and sensory disturbances.

Frances Simpson, Chief Executive of Support in Mind Scotland, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Digby Brown have chosen to support our Fife Service as their charity partner for the year and we are really looking forward to working with their colleagues.

“Any funds Digby Brown raise will make a big difference to the people across Fife who access our services, and the events they plan to hold will further raise awareness of mental health issues in the area.

“Digby Brown clearly have a proud record of supporting charitable causes in Fife, and it is a pleasure to become the latest organisation to benefit from their community spirit.”

Innes Laing, Digby Brown Kirkcaldy Partner, said:

“We are proud to have an office in Kirkcaldy and be able to help people locally by being an active part of the community. We are delighted to be supporting Fife Services of Support in Mind who deliver pivotal support to individuals and families experiencing mental health issues in the Fife region.”

If you would like to come along to the charity quiz night to raise funds for Support in Mind Fife Services, please contact Shona Ewing on 01592 610232 or by emailing Shona.Ewing@digbybrown.co.uk.

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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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Friday, February 08, 2019

Digby Brown Kirkcaldy office proud to present £7,000 donation to Frontline Fife

Our Kirkcaldy office were delighted to present a cheque for over £7,000 to support Frontline Fife, a homeless charity, who campaign to prevent rough sleeping and help those affected by it.

These funds were raised through year-long fundraising activities such as bake sales and pub quiz nights attended by members of the public.

This is double the amount raised the previous year by the office.

Innes Laing, Partner at Digby Brown’s Kirkcaldy office, handed over the £7,255.26 earlier this week.

He said: “The work Frontline Fife does is really incredible so it makes us proud to be able to contribute to their efforts for the second year.

“I’d also like to thank those who have contributed to our fundraising efforts by attending our events - without your support we wouldn’t have smashed our total raised last year.

“This is the second year in a row we’ve supported Frontline Fife and we’re immensely proud to contribute to the lives they literally help improve for hundreds across the Kingdom."

Ruth Young from Frontline Fife said: "We were delighted to be chosen as Digby Brown Kirkcaldy's chosen charity for a second year.

"Their support and commitment to raising funds for our organisation has been greatly appreciated and we were overwhelmed with their cheque presentation this week. 

"Without the support of the community and local businesses, we wouldn't be able to provide the additional assistance to people threatened with, or facing homelessness in Fife."

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