Corporate Social Responsibility
We take our role within the wider community seriously and as such undertake many fundraising and charity events as part of our corporate social responsibility.
Charity Will Schemes
We run free and discounted charity Will schemes, through which many of our clients are able to make their Will free of charge or at a discounted rate. The charities we are currently involved with are as follows:
- Cancer Research UK
- National Free Will Network
- Remember a Charity
- Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
- Staffordshire Wildlife Trust
In 2019 Timms were recognised by Cancer Research for helping to raise over £6.6 million worth of gifts through the free Will scheme over the 7 years we have participated. This amount continues to grow.
We actively fund raise for a variety of charities which include:
Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance
Since 2014, visitors to the Timms stand at the Ashby Show have helped raise funds from a raffle and face painting. Pictured below is Fiona Moffat – Managing Partner, and Tessa Dunleavey and Jo Robinson – Partner presenting our 2017, 2018 & 2022 cheques.
Fees from the Family Department’s annual conference in 2017 totalling £1000 were donated to the NSPCC.
In 2017, the Family Department’s annual conference focussed on raising awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). Timms donated £1000 following a keynote speech from Sheila Taylor, Head of NWG Network. Pictured below are Fiona Moffat, Managing Partner presenting our donation to Sheila Taylor from NWG Network.
British Heart Foundation
Staff donated £200 to the British Heart Foundation through various fundraising in 2017.
Staff continue to participate in the annual ‘Worlds Largest Coffee Morning’ raising over £100 for Macmillan each year.
Rainbows Childrens Hospice
Timms raised £2000 in 2015 for Rainbows Childrens Hospice through a number of fundraising events including running the Derby Ramathon and Abseiling down Derby Cathedral.
Also, many employees opt out of sending Christmas cards and instead choose to donate to Rainbows Children’s Hospice, each year raising between £180 and £200.
Derby County Community Trust
Timms have supported DCCT initiatives for many years, including Easter and Christmas food donations where we have managed to raise a great amount to donate to DCCT & Derby Food 4 Thought.
Charity Bake Sales
Timms hold regular bake sales across their offices to raise money for numerous charities including Macmillan, The Children’s Trust and Breast Cancer Now.
Wills & Probate Talks
Our Wills and Probate team take an active lead in delivering pro-bono talks about Wills to people in the community (on-line and in person) to help inform them on a variety of topics. Groups that these sessions have been delivered to include; Coffin Club, WI, Carers Groups, Care Homes and Dandelions Bereavement group. Our team also regularly discuss their area of law at careers sessions with schools/colleges/universities.
Timms sponsored the Children of Courage awards in 2014 in conjunction with the Burton Mail.
Since 2015, Timms have sponsored the Mini Ramathon Family Fun Run in Derby with at least 3 employees participating in the half marathon and supporting the chosen charity Rainbows each year.
Timms are actively involved in the Alzheimers Society's Dementia Friends Initiative and donate a huge amount of time to run free sessions across the East Midlands
We also work with the University of Derby in a mentoring programme.
Further details and photos of some of our projects can be found by clicking the 'In the Community' link below