Making a difference
We’re always impressed by the breadth of interests that our colleagues pursue in their own time, but especially when working to better the lives of others. It’s not in the job description but it’s no coincidence that we have a lot of very caring people here at Hanne & Co.
While many of our colleagues pursue charitable goals of their own, our main firm wide offering is an active Charity Committee who organise events and raise funds for our firm’s charity of the year.
In the past we have supported many charities throughout the country raising tens of thousands of pounds through events organised by our superb committee. The charity of the year is chosen by our staff, though a process of nominations and then a firm wide vote. The Charity Committee is made up of staff members, who work during office hours and often in their own time to support the nominated charity.
Hanne & Co’s charity of the year for 2022-2023 is The Brain Tumour Charity, the world’s leading brain tumour charity, moving further and faster to help everyone affected by a brain tumour or brain cancer.
The Charity Committee is very excited to work with The Brain Tumour Charity. Please click on the link if you would like to know more about our charity of the year.
From the Rights of Women advice line to the Central Family Court duty solicitor scheme, solicitors with Hanne & Co offer their free time and some firm time to assist people who need help and cannot access it through any other means.
They also raise awareness by giving free presentations to Wandsworth Mencap and Generate to highlight the importance of wills and discretionary trusts to parents with disabled children.
One of our consultants was recently appointed to be a lifetime honorary vice president of the Association of Lawyers for Children’s Executive Committee (ALC).
It’s in the way we are made – our lawyers care…
We believe that Legal Aid is a necessary tool to allow access to justice for all. While Legal Aid funding has diminished enormously over the last few years, we are proud to still be undertaking this vital work in discrete areas such as Child Care and Private family law disputes where there is domestic violence.
Hanne & Co is proud to have supported the National Free Wills Network campaign for many years.
The National Free Wills Network comprises charities ranging from household names to those with a strong regional or local focus. The purpose of the Network is to offer free Will writing services to the charities’ known supporters.
The team also offer free Wills to patients and staff at Trinity Hospice
Charities we have worked with over the years
Charity of the Year 2020-2022
Wandsworth Foodbank provide emergency food and support to local people in crisis. They are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks supported by The Trussell Trust who aim to end hunger and poverty in the UK.
Charity of the Year 2019 – 2020
Katherine Low Settlement
Katherine Low Settlement is a much-loved busy charity that has been at the heart of the community in Battersea, South West London, since 1924. With a few staff and a lot of volunteers, they run a range of their own community services, campaign for social change and support other charities and communities to thrive. They support children, young people and their families, older people, women and refugees and newly-arrived communities. Their building is used for community activities and events by over 500 people a week.
Charity of the Year 2018-2019
Campaign Against Living Miserably
CALM are taking a stand against suicide by provoking conversation, running life-saving services, and bringing people together so they reject living miserably, get help when they need it and don’t die by suicide.
Charity of the Year 2017 – 2018
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust
The UK’s leading cervical cancer charity. Their mission is to see cervical cancer prevented and reduce the impact for everyone affected by cervical cell changes (abnormal cells) and cervical cancer through providing the highest quality information and support, and campaigning for excellence in cervical cancer treatment and prevention.
Charity of the Year 2016 – 2017
Age UK Wandsworth
Age UK Wandsworth is an independent charity working in Wandsworth to offer support and services to older people.
Charity of the Year 2015 – 2016
Wandsworth & Westminster Mind
One of London’s leading, community based, mental health charities. They work within the community providing support, advice and information to empower anyone who may be experiencing a mental health problem.
Charity of the Year 2014 – 2015
Ace of Clubs
Ace of Clubs is a family-like community providing transformative support for homeless, vulnerable and otherwise marginalised people in the local area. At their centre on St Alphonsus Road, they provide for the immediate needs of those in desperate circumstances with safety, food, warmth, clothing, laundry and showers.
Charity of the Year 2013 – 2014
Royal Trinity Hospice is the local hospice for south west and central London. They provide free specialist palliative and end of life care for people living in Wandsworth and parts of Lambeth, Merton, Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Richmond.