Digby Brown Solicitors

Digby Brown Solicitors

This Scottish legal firm have been firm supporters of the Child Brain Injury Trust for a number of years. It is their expert knowledge of the legal, social, medical and financial issues faced by families when a child’s brain is suddenly injured that gives them such an appreciation of the vital services the charity offers. You can visit the Digby Brown Solicitors’ website here.

Charity of the Year 2012

In 2012 Digby Brown staff selected the Child Brain Injury Trust as their charity of the year. Regional Fundraising Officer Claire Murray addressed staff at the firm’s annual away day in Perth to let them know where the money they raised would go, what it would help pay for and why it was so desperately needed.

The combined fundraising activities of Digby Brown staff, generously matched by the firm, led to over £12,000 being raised. This amount of unrestricted income is hugely significant for a small charity such as ours and helped us to continue offering essential support to families in the region.

Event Sponsorship

To celebrate our 21st year as a UK charity, Digby Brown held an awards lunch for our supporters in Scotland. This gave us the opportunity to recognise the achievements and resilience of families we work with and the dedication shown by other professionals.

Each year since 2012, the firm have sponsored our three annual days out for families. We are only able to offer these thanks to this financial support and the staff who volunteer their time to help out. These trips to the safari park, climbing center and Christmas pantomime offer a much-needed bit of relaxation for families who might not be able to otherwise manage it, as well as the chance to meet with other families and share their experiences.

The summer of 2015 saw Digby Brown join together with Ampersand Advocates and Towry, the wealth advisors, to sponsor a fantastic fundraising fashion show at the Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh. This glamourous event not only managed to raise £20,000 for our Project but also helped to raise awareness of the charity and the support we need.

In Kind Support

Access to the expert skills of our supporters helps ensure all the money we raise goes to supporting children and families. Digby Brown’s team have created logos for our national campaigns, designed information materials, provided venues for training events, and expert legal and welfare/benefits content for our website and webinars, as well as inviting us to events where we gain the opportunity to increase our network of supporters.

In 2014 together we launched the Child Brain Injury Trust’s Scottish Legal Support Service. Digby Brown Solicitors now offer free legal and welfare advice and discounted services to everyone supported by the Child Brain Injury Trust. The dedicated phone line (0333 323 0189) makes it simple for people to access information on everything from benefits advice to wills and everything in between.

Our experience with Digby Brown Solicitors shows how a relationship between a charity and a business can be long term and mutually beneficial, and how it may grow and develop from a one off charity of the year situation to something more sustainable. We hope to continue this relationship and to continue together to increase awareness in Scotland about childhood acquired brain injury.

Click here for more information on the Scottish Legal and Welfare Advice Line.

For more information on fundraising in Scotland, contact Claire Murray on 0131 475 2598 or via clairemurray@cbituk.org.

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