Gardner Leader are pleased to announce that we have raised an astonishing £1,434 in ticket sales at our annual Christmas charity raffle. The firm has kindly matched the monies raised, making the total donation £2,868.
The raffle was held on the evening of 01 December 2023 at our Christmas party. The party and raffle were organised by a group of trainee solicitors: Ameeta Dhanoa, Ellis Wharton, Jonathan Bradley, Kelly Geter, Maciej Pasierb, Rachael McAnulty and Zaynah Khan.
The monies raised have been donated to Newbury Soup Kitchen, which has been supported by Gardner Leader as its nominated charity of the year for the past two years.
Newbury Soup Kitchen is an organisation that provides meals and outreach support to homeless, vulnerable, and less fortunate people in the Newbury and West Berkshire areas. As well as assisting in meeting basic needs, Newbury Soup Kitchen’s team of volunteers are tirelessly committed to providing support and encouragement to the vulnerable people in our society, to improve their future. Gardner Leader is proud to be supporting a local charity that is so important to the greater community.
Newbury Soup Kitchen CEO, Meryl Praill, was delighted with the donation from Gardner Leader, and said:
“This generous donation from Gardner Leader from their raffle and other festive activities allows us to continue providing our essential services, offering a helping hand to those in need. Today, the importance of aiding those isolated by poverty, mental health challenges, and addiction cannot be overstated. By providing a home, security, safety, and kindness, we strive to help individuals reintegrate into society and break the cycle of hardship.
“Once again, we thank everyone at Gardner Leader wholeheartedly for their support. Together, we can continue to make a positive difference in the lives of those in need and build a more compassionate and supportive community for everyone.”
Special thanks to our generous donor companies. We are extremely grateful for your support:
The Ugly Duckling Pottery – Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens – Sandford Springs Hotel and Golf Club – Newbury Racecourse – Willow & Blooms Florist – Renegade Brewery (previously West Berkshire Brewery) – The White Horse Flower Company – The Royal Oak, Yattendon – The West Berkshire Golf Club – Bills – Between the Lines – Royal Windsor Racecourse – Camp Hopson – Roots Estate Agency – Rebellion Beer Company – Time Trap Escape Rooms – Fairmile Vineyard – Calcot Park Golf Club – Reading Biscuit Factory – Ascot Royal Racecourse – Milton Hill House and Hotel – Sauce & Flour (Maidenhead) – Shirley Hughes Financial Services