We are delighted to have been chosen as Macfarlanes’ Charity of the Year.

Haven House was nominated by three staff, all with connections to our charity; Malcom Hitching (partner, Banking & Finance), Mark Slade (Senior Counsel, M&A) and Imogen Courtney (Trainee Solicitor, Commercial Real Estate).

Imogen said

“My sister, Maya, is a nurse and part of the Haven House team that works tirelessly to care for and support babies, children, young people and families facing the unimaginable – a life-limiting or life-threatening diagnosis. We all have challenging days at work but hearing about the work Maya and her colleagues do on a daily basis really puts things into perspective. Although they cannot change a child’s diagnosis, the team at Haven House is devoted to creating a haven for these extraordinary children and their families to make lasting memories.”

Siân Wicks, Chief Executive at Haven House, said:

“We are absolutely delighted to have been chosen as Macfarlanes’ charity partner of the year. This incredible partnership, which coincides with the launch of our new organisational strategy, Delivering the extraordinary in the ordinary day, will help us to support even more children to live as fulfilling lives as possible. To all the staff at Macfarlanes, thank you for supporting us to continue to be there for hundreds of families when they need us most. This partnership is truly transformational.”

Each year a Charity of the Year is selected by a firm wide vote from a set of shortlisted charities nominated by members of staff from across the firm.

As well as fundraising, Macfarlanes will offer legal pro bono advice, operational and governance support, meeting room space and volunteering time.

Macfarlanes recent Charities of the Year were:

2021-2022 – The Rainbow Trust

2020-2021 – The Trussell Trust and Harold Hill Foodbank

2019-2020 – New Horizon Youth Centre

2018-2019 – The Royal Marsden’s Cancer Charity