PCS Legal Celebrates a Decade of Support for Papworth Trust with a £10,000 Fundraising Commitment in 2024

An image of PCS legal at our Basildon centre for a fundraising BBQ event

In a momentous celebration of a decade-long partnership, PCS Legal proudly announces its commitment to raise £10,000 in 2024 for Papworth Trust, a disability charity that delivers vital housing, employment, care, training and leisure services for disabled people in the East of England.

Since 2014, PCS Legal has supported Papworth Trust, with a focus on directing 100% of the funds raised to the Basildon Day Opportunities centre, situated near Basildon town centre.

The firm's dedication to the cause has been exemplified through numerous activities over the past nine years, ranging from marathons and cycle rides to golf days and various staff events, resulting in a cumulative donation exceeding £14,500. Now, in the tenth year of their partnership, PCS Legal aims to reach new heights by pledging £10,000 in 2024.
A dynamic lineup of activities has been scheduled throughout the year covering an impressive 582 miles. Activities include the PCS Legal annual charity golf day, climbing Snowdon, a triathlon, The Cambridge Half Marathon, The London Big Half Marathon, Ride London-Essex, and Swim Serpentine.

Stuart Forsdike, the founding Partner of PCS Legal, chose Papworth Trust as the charity partner not only out of his passion for the cause but also because every penny raised directly contributes to the charity's mission. The funds generated will specifically benefit the Basildon Day Opportunities centre, where PCS Legal actively participates and witnesses the tangible impact on the lives of the individuals supported by Papworth Trust.
Carley Russell, Conveyancing Assistant at PCS Legal, shared her motivation for participating in Ride London-Essex 60 on 26 May 2024, saying, “I could think of a million reasons as to why I’m doing Ride London for the second year running but my main reason, is to help support the Papworth Trust and all the amazing work they do.

I have visited Papworth Trust and seen first-hand exactly what the money raised goes towards, from sensory rooms and equipment supplies to creating a garden for all their customers to enjoy whether its growing herbs and plants or just creating a safe space to take a moment to enjoy the fresh air, it all brings so much happiness to all those that attend.

Seeing how happy all the customers are when you visit just goes to show all the good that Papworth Trust do in supporting those that rely on them. I already cannot wait to sign up next year to help raise as much money as possible to help such a deserving cause that is Papworth Trust.”

Jo Revitt, Corporate Partnership Fundraiser at Papworth Trust said “The Trust are enormously grateful, not only for what PCS Legal has done over the last nine years to support us, but for the huge commitment that they are making during 2024. Our staff, customers and their families are looking forward to joining in the quiz nights that are being hosted this year, as well as cheering the runners and cyclists along the various half marathon and cycling routes they are taking. This support is vital to ensure that we can continue to enable the disabled people that we support to have equality, choice and independence in their lives”.

To track the progress of PCS Legal's fundraising efforts or to contribute to this noble cause, please visit their colleagues' team JustGiving page.