Image: Bridget Orr and Tracy Harding, organisers of the charitable collection, with just some of the boxes eventually delivered to the Brett Foundation
Staff from local Slough solicitors, Owen White, have pulled together to fill shoe boxes full of essential Christmas goodies for the poor and homeless of the Thames Valley region.
Working with The Brett Foundation, based in Maidenhead, the law firm have filled a small mountain of empty shoe boxes packed with hats, gloves, socks, toiletries and sweets which they will deliver to the foundation, who will distribute them to people across Slough and the surrounding areas.
The foundation also runs a food bank, food kitchen, helps poor and homeless people get into housing and provides everyday essential items for people who are unable to afford them, including homeless packs filled with Christmas items.
The seasonal charitable endeavour was organised by Bridget Orr and Tracy Harding, with members of staff from all departments filling boxes ready for distribution to the area’s poor and homeless.
Co-organiser Bridget said,
‘ A couple of us contributed on a smaller scale last year and when we saw the charity asking for people to fill boxes of essential Christmas items for homeless people, we decided to ask the whole firm to get involved.’
‘Everyone at Owen White has been so supportive, particularly director Jane Masih who encouraged everyone to get involved. We’re delighted they all enjoyed making and filling their boxes and hope that this will become an annual event.’
Proud of staff
Head of the franchising department, Jane Masih said,
‘All credit must go to Bridget and Tracy for their hard work organising the Christmas shoe box collection; I’m so proud of them and all our staff who really got behind the effort and filled their boxes to the brim with items that most of us take for granted. As a law firm with a social housing department, we are no strangers to the harsher side of the housing world and know that for some, these boxes will make a very big difference.’
ENDS DECEMBER 2016