By Lisa Fricker, Solicitor Services Manager
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Temple have remained as committed as ever in supporting our chosen charities throughout the year, wherever possible by attending fundraising activities, conferences and providing sponsorship. Below we take a closer look at how we got on with some very worthy causes.
Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People (QEF)
At the beginning of November, we hosted a drinks reception in the prestigious Lincoln’s Inn, London, in aid of QEF and – despite the best efforts of storm Ciaran to disrupt plans – the event was a great success, raising support and awareness for the charity.
It is vitally important that companies such as ours, recognise the work charities do and remain committed to charitable endeavours; especially as the pandemic and now the rise in the cost of living is having a detrimental impact on services that they can offer. Just this year, QEF had to make some difficult decisions in relation to services they could offer and unfortunately had to close their Independent Living Service.
This is why Temple remain committed to our values in this area, as without this support from the business community it is increasingly difficult for charities to continue with their essential and worthwhile work. For more details on the work carried out by QEF, please visit their website https://qef.org.uk.
The Child Brain Injury Trust (CBIT)
We have continued to attend numerous events during 2023 in support of CBIT, starting with the ‘She’s Shining Lunch’ in Manchester. This was the first event of its kind for the charity, which coincided with International Woman’s Day.
We also took part in the annual CBIT games and whilst ‘Team Temple’ did not retain their podium position this year, a great team effort was made, and fun was had by all. Just do not mention ‘Space Hoppers’ to Fraser Barnstaple when you see him next.
Temple is excited for a number of 2024 events that CBIT currently have planned, and you will once again see numerous staff present at these throughout next year. For more information on the work carried out by CBIT, please visit their website https://childbraininjurytrust.org.uk/.
Cauda Equina Syndrome Champions (CES)
Towards the end of this year, we began to support the CES charity, after being introduced by one of our valued business partners. The charity is the only one in the UK solely dedicated to helping those affected by the rare condition, and they hosted a workshop in aid of sufferers in Birmingham – an event Temple helped support. The workshop was an emotional and enlightening experience, as we heard from the sufferers themselves with their own personal experiences of being diagnosed and living with the condition.
We look forward to building a stronger relationship with the CES charity during 2024 and beyond. For more information on the work carried out by CES, please visit their website https://www.championscharity.org.uk/.
That’s not all…
Temple continues to support the London Legal Support Trust by attending walks. We have also provided support to several local law society’s this year and continued to cement our relationships with associations and causes close to our heart and our passion for access to justice – this includes Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA), the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and the Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers (SCIL).
If you would like to know more about the charitable work that Temple undertakes or get involved with any of the great charities mentioned above, then please don’t hesitate to contact me on 01483 514872 or via email to email@example.com.
Lisa has over 15 year’s experience in the Legal Insurance industry, having worked for both DAS Legal Expenses and ARAG Legal Services. She has extensive knowledge of both the BTE and ATE markets, with her most recent role of Claims Auditor, providing her with greater insight into the inner workings of a legal firm. Lisa is used to working closely with solicitors to develop and maintain good working relationships, leading to positive partnerships for all parties.
Lisa joined Temple in 2017 to manage the internal and external review process, as well as overseeing our BTE panel arrangements.
In her role as Solicitor Services Manager, Lisa will be focused on ensuring that the quality of service provided by Temple remains at the highest standard.
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