Since 2009 the London office has run a Charity Partner programme. We partner with a charity for a period of two years and all our fundraising activities are geared towards raising money for our chosen charity.
Our current Charity Partner, until the end of 2019, is Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is the only UK-wide charity dedicated to fighting for a life unlimited for everyone affected by cystic fibrosis. Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the UK’s most common life-limiting genetic condition, affecting more than 10,400 people. It slowly destroys the lungs and digestive system, and the median age of death is just 31.
Jacqueline Rogers at Cystic Fibrosis Trust, commented:
"We are delighted to have been selected by Bird & Birds employees as your charity of the year for the next two years and are excited at what we can achieve together to raise awareness and funds for people with cystic fibrosis. Together we really will be able to make a difference!"
To find out more about our Charity Partner, please click here. (https://www.cysticfibrosis.org.uk/)
Alongside fundraising for our Charity Partner, each quarter the London office Community Committee allow employees the opportunity to nominate individual Charities that they care about for a £250 - £500 donation.
We ask that the chosen charities meet the guidelines set out below:
- be aligned with the firm's own values - this includes not having a particular political or religious focus
- be people orientated (i.e. community focused)
- have a connection with technology, education or the environment
- ·not be part of a corporate programme
The following information must be provided:
- Name of the charity
- What they do
- Where they are based
- What they would do with a small donation/how our donation could make a difference e.g. a specific project or activity*
These donations enable us to make a difference to the smaller charities that people support.