Community Support

As a firm, we feel that we have an important role to play in supporting the local community and making a positive contribution to the area where clients and staff live and work

We are proud to have supported many local charities and events over the years. This has been through donations, fundraising initiatives, sponsorship and by giving our time.

We actively promote and support our staff to get involved in the local community and are long term supporters of our local hospice, St Peter & St James, along with local schools in their fundraising efforts. We have donated money to Kangaroos and Mid Sussex Riding for the Disabled to help them continue their valuable work.

Our Charity of the Year 2023, is Haywards Heath Foodbank. With the current cost of living crisis, we feel this is a way to help as many people as possible.

We have also initiated our own Community Champion Awards, recognising, and rewarding unsung heroes of our community with £50 vouchers from local businesses, helping to support both the winners and our hospitality venues and retailers.

We welcome opportunities to sponsor local events and organisations and would be happy to hear from you if you have a proposal that you would like us to consider.

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We are delighted to support the Friends of Princess Royal Hospital in recognition of their hard work and commitment in supporting our local hospital, a vital and important part of our local community.

The hunt is on for our Community Champions 2024

Do you know any unsung local heroes who have helped to make our community a better place?

As part of our Community Champions 2024 campaign, we are looking for three Community Champions to reward with a £50 voucher from a local hospitality venue.

We first started the awards during the height of the pandemic in 2020 and were touched by the nominations we received highlighting all the wonderful ways in which people pulled together.

Since then, we have run the awards every year to celebrate and reward those who give of their time and energy to make our community a better place to live.

So, please send us nominations of those you’d like to celebrate, telling us all the fabulous things they have done to make a difference to the lives of others in our local community.

Deadline for nominations is Friday 7th June 2024. After this date we will draw three names at random to be our lucky winners.

Email your nominations to lisa.desilva@tisshawssolicitors.co.uk with Community Champions in the subject heading or write to us at 3 Hazelgrove Road, Haywards Heath RH16 3PH.

Haywards Heath Foodbank Visit

Haywards Heath Foodbank has been our chosen Charity of the Year and our recent visit confirmed to us what a valuable community resource and service it provides. The volunteers are incredible, giving of their time and working hard to help those struggling to put food on the table.

We were also impressed by the well-stocked Baby Bank, which provides clothing, equipment, nappies, milk, and toys to those most in need. Unlike the foodbank, there is no need to have a referral to collect items from the Baby Bank.

Open for collections and donations on Tuesdays 11-1 and Thursdays 10-12, you can also call them on 07884 106719 for more information.

 

Circus Starr

We have long supported the fantastic work of Circus Starr who bring the magic and excitement of the circus to children and families living in difficult circumstances and are happy to make our annual donation to this worthwhile cause.

Community Champions Award

We are delighted that one of our Community Champions, Sue a volunteer gardener at St Peter & St James Hospice, is such a worthy winner of her reward. Here’s what the hospice said about Sue:

Sue has been a Volunteer Gardener with St Peter & St James Hospice for 15 years. Sue spent many years as the lead gardener, planning, organising and supporting the gardening team. She recently stepped down from this role but is still an active member of the team, turning up every Friday morning whatever the weather. Sue accepted the award on behalf of all of the gardening team and thanked them for their unwavering support for her during her time as team leader.

Sue, who loves gardening, started volunteering at St Peter and St James Hospice in response to a plea for more gardeners. She saw it as a way of thanking the hospice movement for the care they had given her father when he was dying a couple of years earlier.

Warden Park Christmas Raffle

Delighted to be able to contribute a Christmas Hamper to the Warden Park Christmas Fair Raffle, to help raise funds for one of our local schools.

Community Champions Awards

Heartfelt congratulations to our worthy Community Champion winners for 2023. We had so many deserving nominations but the three names that were pulled from the hat were: David Coak, volunteer at Haywards Heath Foodbank; Susan Parmenter, volunteer gardener at St Peter & St James Hospice and Jane Isherwood, youth chairperson at Haywards Heath Football Club.

Your reward vouchers are on their way!

Community Champions

Northlands Wood Christmas Raffle

We’re delighted to be sponsoring Northlands Wood Primary School’s Christmas Fair this year and wish them well for the event on Saturday 2nd December 2023.

Calling all unsung local heroes!

We are launching a new campaign to discover all those unsung local heroes working to make our community a better place. If you would like to nominate someone, please let us have their name by 29th September 2023. All nominee names will go into the hat and three lucky winners will be drawn at random to receive a £50 voucher from a local hospitality venue. Please send names to marketing@tisshawssolicitors.co.uk

 

Community Champions

Brighton Legal Walk

We are delighted to have made a donation to the Brighton Legal Walk, a 10km sponsored walk along the picturesque coastline in order to raise vital funds for the provision of free legal advice in Brighton.

The Children’s Respite Trust

We are delighted to have made a donation to The Children’s Respite Trust, a local charity based in Uckfield who provide valuable support for families caring for disabled children.

 

Haywards Heath Foodbank

We’re delighted to announce that our charity for 2023 is Haywards Heath Foodbank, to which we will make a monthly donation. Since April 2022, our local Foodbank has helped over 2,800 people with food parcels. What’s more, over 38,500kg of food and other items has been donated by the local community, to help ensure that people are not going hungry.

After consulting with the Foodbank, it was decided that a regular financial contribution was the best way in which we could help, and we are very happy to be able to support the foodbank in this way.

Time 4 Children Christmas Fayre

Delighted to sponsor and volunteer at the Time 4 Children Christmas Fayre. It was a wonderful event and raised around £2,000 for this wonderful charity.

Sussex Chamber of Commerced Business Expo

We were delighted to take part in the Sussex Chamber of Commerce Business Expo in November. It was a great opportunity to meet both other local businesses and members of the community.

Circus Starr

Proud to continue our support for the wonderful Circus Starr this November, who bring all the fun of the circus to children and families with additional needs or living in difficult circumstances.

Rocking Horse Appeal

Delighted to announce that this October we have made a donation to the Rocking Horse Appeal as they are raising money to fund a special battery pack to help premature babies to keep warm while in transit from the maternity ward to the Trevor Mann Baby Unit at the Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath.

 

Bentswood Community Hub

Delighted to be able to support the valuable work of the Bentswood Community Hub in Haywards Heath with some donated baby products.

Time 4 Children

In July we helped out at Time 4 Children’s clothes swapping event in Lindfield, Swap ‘Til You Drop, raising over £300 for the charity.

Community Champions Awards

In celebration of our 10th birthday in April, we were delighted to announce three new Community Champions. The three winners were Anne Lord, a volunteer at Haywards Heath Foodbank; Pippa Venturelli, a volunteer at St Peter & St James Hospice and Jo Clark, who was nominated for all her hard work and support at the Bentswood Hub. Congratulations to you all!

Photograph of Anne and her fellow volunteers at Haywards Heath Foodbank enjoying afternoon tea on us.

Local Charity Support

Environmental concerns are close to our heart and we were delighted to support a group of young people in Burgess Hill raising money for tree planting as part of an NCS (National Citizen Service) initiative.

To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and crown the Sussex Young Musician of the Year 2022, in July we donated to the Coro Nuovo Jubilee Concert.

We have donated to the Mayor’s Charity to help fund a Therapy Garden at the Sussex Rehabilitation Centre on the Princess Royal Hospital site.

In support of Time 4 Children, we helped to fund a Swoovathon, which both Camilla and Richard attended in February.

 

 

 

 

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