Who We Support
As a business, we feel that it is important to give something back to the communities within which we work and, as such, we regularly participate in charitable events and fundraisers across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire.
Some of our 2016 fundraising:
Wildlife Wills Week
For the week commencing 12th September, Banner Jones Solicitors participated in the Remember A Charity initiative by offering 20% off new Wills and supporting local wildlife trusts #DerbysWildlife & #NottsWildlife
Great North Run
On the morning of September 11th, Gemma and Kerry began a challenging 13.1 mile run to raise funds in support of both CLIC Sargent and Shelter. As of the time of writing, Gemma and Kerry have raised a magnificent £954.50 between them, 12% more than their combined target!
A healthy spirit of competition came over Banner Jones staff on the 17th of June as they participated in the #WorkplaceChallenge. Fantastic efforts all round with 250 meter times ranging from 17.549 to a mighty 12.058 seconds!!
Taking on 40 miles each, Rob and Richard joined Destination Chesterfield's Dom Stevens to conquer a gruelling Ultra Marathon early on May 14th to support Alzheimer's Society. We are also pleased to report that Rob, Richard and Dom were able to walk the next day.
With death being a universal, yet seldom discussed phenomenon, Sarah joined volunteers from Ashgate Hospice and other local organisations on 12th May to put on Chesterfield's first ever Death Cafe. Many interesting discussions ensued, and an increased awareness of death was enjoyed by all, better helping many people make the most of their lives.
Rising early on 10th April, Amy and Carey took on the Sheffield Marathon and, as of the time of writing, managed to raise an impressive combined total of £2335 (125% and 139% of their respective targets) in support of Alzheimer's Society and Motor Neuron Disease Association.
Yorkshire 3 Peaks
British Heart Foundation
Staff from our Sheffield and Chesterfield offices had a wonderful time supporting British Heart Foundation on February 9th by wearing "something red" to work and donating £1 each.
Christmas Jumper Day
Staff looked resplendent in their knitwear, raising £141.50 for the Text Santa campaign.
We "cobbled" together 18 shoeboxes full of useful gifts and bits and pieces in December for a fantastic local charity that helps the homeless.
Be A Hero
By dressing up like superheroes on November 13th, staff from our Mansfield, Chesterfield and Sheffield offices were able to raise £187.42 for Children In Need.
We were proud to have helped get 400 boxes full of essential supplies to where they were needed most in October.
Hospice Care Week
Our dress down day resulted in £242 making it's way to our friends at Ashgate Hospice, £196.03 of which came from Sheffield and Chesterfield offices.
Rob managed to raise £515 for Alzheimer's Society by completing the Chesterfield Marathon on 20th September.
Directors Stephen Gordon and Simon Wright had fun whilst supporting Guide Dogs at the DC Jones Insurance “Golf Day” at Flamborough Head Golf Club.
Great North Run
Gemma took on the challenge of the Great North Run to support CLIC Sargent in September, and also met Colin Jackson!
Make A Will Month
In support of Ashgate Hospice, Amy offered a free will writing service for the month of May. Those that took Amy up on this offer kindly left donations to the hospice in their wills.
Staff were delighted to take part in a raffle on April 3rd, the proceeds of which went to help Cancer Research UK.
Red Nose Day
Staff throughout all of our offices enjoyed raising £150 for good causes as part of Red Nose Day on 13th March.
During the month of February we asked our staff to clear out their wardrobes and donate all of their unwanted clothes to Ashgate Hospice. The clothing collection will help Ashgate Hospice raise urgent funds by providing stock for their shops. We helped them by donating almost 20 bags of clothing!
Christmas Jumper Day
On the 12th December 2014 our staff wore Christmas Jumpers to work and helped us to raise over £170 for Save the Children.
Here's the proof!
On September 14th Chesterfield hosted it's first every Marathon. We entered an all girl team in the relay event and the girls finished 8th out of the 35 relay teams that entered! As well as having a lot of fun we managed to raise a total of £219.43 for the Chesterfield Kids n Cancer charity.
Autoworld Toy Appeal
In December we decided that we would provide as many toys as we could for the Autoworld Toy appeal. This is a local project that collects brand new toys and gives them out to local children's charities. All of the staff were incredibly generous and we sent several bags of toys down to the appeal. Here we are presenting our toys to Autoworld along with Sean and Becky from the Peak fm breakfast show.
Ashgate Hospice Spooktacular
Executive Director Chris Sellars agreed to have his face painted by Becky Measures (host of Peak fm's Breakfast show) on halloween to raise money for Ashgate Hospice. We're still not sure if it has come off!
Fund raising for Children with Cancer UK
During July Toby Netting, Director and Family Solicitor will be taking part in a super challenge, running, cycling or rowing 10K every day for all of July.
The total distance covered over the month will be 310K or just over 192 miles. The charity helps children deal with all types of cancer and also helps support their parents. If you want an insight in to what sort of decisions are involved, please check out this blog about a boy with leukaemia http://henryteam.wordpress.com.
Three Peaks Challenge
A team from Banner Jones are attempting to conquer the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, a staggering 25 miles in 12 hours on 27th July 2013 to help raise funds for The Stroke Association.
Race for Life
A team of ladies from Banner Jones took part in the Chesterfield Race for Life raising money for Breast Cancer Research.
Bargain Hunt Challenge
A team from Banner Jones recently took part in the annual Bargain Hunt challenge which is part of the Chesterfield's arts and market festival. Each team were given £100 which they had to spend on items from the antiques market. The items were then judged and valued by Cash In The Attic and Antiques Roadshow's Jonty Hearnden.
Jonty claimed that our items would make the most profit at auction and, on that basis, the Banner Jones team were declared the winners of the challenge.
Here is Jonty handing over our winnings which we decided we would donate to the local Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice.
Great Yorkshire Run Business Challenge
The Banner Jones running team came back with force in this year’s 10k Bupa Great Yorkshire Run in Sheffield. The Banner Jones mixed team won the Medium Sized Business Challenge for the second consecutive year.
As well as having a lot of fun along the way, we used the event as a way to raise money for the national charity Voice, who support the thousands of vulnerable children in the UK care system.
As well as the sponsorship from the race Banner Jones have held other fundraising events including a dress down day for staff, raising over £400 which will go towards the inspiring work they do here in our region’.
Three Peaks Challenge
Chris Sellars, Executive Director and Head of Business Legal Services, took part in the 3 Peaks Challenge in June 2011. The 3 Peaks Challenge involves climbing Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis in just 24 hours! The team of 14 who took part in this years challenge raised a total of £13,000 for the Masonic Samaritans Fund.
This is Chris regretting his choice of footwear:
Woolly Hat Day
Staff donned their woolly hats to support the Cathedral Archer homeless project in Sheffield Feb 2011.
Great Yorkshire Run
Seven keen runners took part in the Great Yorkshire 10K run (Business Challenge) in aid of Weston Park Cancer Charity, September 2010, and they won!
The Spice Girls reunited at the Ashgate Hospice Drag Race May 2010
Question Time fundraising event