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Blackpool & The Fylde in the Community
Our team in Blackpool play an active part in the local community including:
Support for our chosen charity
Every year our staff nominate a charity that they wish to support locally. For 2017/18 our Blackpool & The Fylde office has once again selected Aspired Futures. The charity provides long-term, life-changing therapeutic services to the most hard to reach vulnerable children and young people in Blackpool. Their motto is, ‘We are a children’s charity, we change lives’. Our Blackpool & The Fylde office has been so inspired by their work, that they have selected Aspired Futures as their chosen charity for another year.
Martin Long, partner and head of the Blackpool office said: “We’re very proud of our links with the local community and the passionate support our staff show to our chosen charities each year.” Napthens handed over more than £10,000 in charity funds for 2016-2017, £2,119 of which was for Aspired Futures.
Here are some kind words from Head of Business at Aspired Futures, Helen Atkinson: “We are all grateful for the amazing support from the Napthens team at Blackpool and Fylde, your donations and kindness over the last couple of years have made a significant difference to the support we are able to offer our children and young people. In addition to the financial impact on what we are able to offer it is a great confidence boost to our staff team to have respect and encouragement from you and your fellow professional colleagues”.
Click here to see a thank you card from the children at Aspired futures.
Active in the Blackpool and Fylde community
Napthens Blackpool & The Fylde office has a number of individuals who love to help the community, such as; Sharon McDonald, chartered legal executive in the family team. Sharon is a volunteer with Primary Futures, a charity which aims to raise the aspirations of primary school children by helping them to understand the link between learning and the world of work. She visited a number of primary schools in the Blackpool area as part of the ‘Blackpool Aspirations Week’ which ran from 22nd May to 26th May. The week saw a series of activities take place with volunteers from the world of work speaking to the children about their job, career route and the subjects they studied at school.
In other area’s, the office supports Fylde rugby club and regularly attend their matches. Head of family, Helen Lucking is a Governor of AKS Lytham, and sits on its Education and Welfare Committee and the Building Committee. Paul Hardy, head of commercial property, is a member of the Blackpool Coastal Communities Team and Martin Long is Chair of the Blackpool Business Leadership Group. Martin also Chairs the Lancashire West Coast Committee of Wooden Spoon, the children’s charity of British rugby.