MAP is to benefit from the support of Norwich solicitors Hatch Brenner, which has recently announced its three-year community investment plans. The firm will be working in partnership with three local charities, MAP, Headway and Cruse Bereavement Care, reflecting the range of legal services Hatch Brenner offers.
Caroline Billings, Hatch Brenner Partner said: “I have recently become a Trustee for MAP, and am in awe of the work MAP do directly benefitting so many young people who feel they have nowhere else to turn. The support workers have a vast knowledge and experience to help with a wide range of issues including housing, tenancy, relationships, family matters, disputes and employment – and we are pleased to act as a point of contact for the more complex and unusual cases when they arise. MAP workers’ empathy and patience is inspiring, and we are pleased to be able to offer support and help where we can.”
Robert Lancaster, MAP Advice Team Manager commented: “On behalf of MAP, I’d like to offer our thanks to Hatch Brenner for their pledge of support. It means a great deal to us and I hope it will be a rewarding and positive experience for the Hatch Brenner staff too. There are interesting parallels in the way both MAP and Hatch Brenner help people through their life challenges so I am sure there will be opportunities for sharing good practice and experiences.”
Dawn Parkes, Hatch Brenner Managing Partner added: “As an independent business based in central Norwich, we take our corporate social responsibility seriously. Working with a range of local charities allows us to develop an ongoing calendar of activity offering different opportunities for staff to be involved in fundraising activity as well as events and awareness projects. In addition to the time and energy of our Norwich workforce, we are happy to offer our legal services in brain injury, private client and family law – as well as the knowledge of our broader practice including property, employment law and litigation. As we build relationships with each of the charities over time, we hope to be able to discover lots of opportunities where we can support them in their important work.”
As well as offering legal advice and support, and encouraging staff to undertake personal challenges and fundraise for MAP, Hatch Brenner will be working with MAP to support the Norwich and St Edmunds Rotary Club Christmas Tree Festival later on in the year.