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  1. Easter Opening Hours & HITS

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    🐣 Our offices will closed from 5.00pm this afternoon, Thursday 28th March for the Easter weekend, and so we thought we’d sign off with our own Easter bunny, Lucy Hawkins! 🐰

    Private Client Paralegal, Lucy, uses her Non-Working Day to volunteer at HITS Foodbank, sorting through incoming donations and creating packs for the families and individuals that the charity supports. Noticing that the charity was low on Easter eggs, Lucy rallied #TeamSR to make a donation, and was delighted to deliver the items collected, to HITS earlier this week.

    What a fantastic way to spend your non-working day, Lucy! 🤩

    If you would like to support this fantastic local resource, HITS are open Mon – Fri, 10.00 – 4.00 for donations, or to volunteer*. If you need support from HITS, you can obtain a referral to their services either via the Job Centre, Citizens Advice or through an assigned social worker.

    *Please check bank holiday opening hours on their website.

    #EasterWeekend #4DAYWORKINGWEEK #Tuesdays #TeamSR #GoGreen #SupportLocal #Charity #HITS #Paralegal #SouthDevon #ScottRichardsSolicitors

  2. Volunteering in Health – Dress Downs in February

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    Scott Richards are long-term supporters of Volunteering in Health (VIH), a local charity based at Teignmouth Hospital. Indeed, VIH were our chosen charity for our Centenary Ball held in 2022, where we raised over £5,000 for the cause.  The charity offers support to local people in all sorts of ways, including transport services, carer relief, home helpers, befrienders and so on. Their website really is worth a read, for a comprehensive list of the service they offer! Please click here.

    Recently, we had a catch up with the charity and asked how we could continue to support them, and they told us about their pantry at Dawlish Hospital. VIH offer transport services for people in the community who are unable to get to and from medical appointments. They explained that when they are picking up discharged patients from Dawlish Hospital, often the patients don’t have access to essential food and hygiene items at home, and sometimes, they have no clean, comfortable clothing either. VIH therefore stock a small pantry at Dawlish Hospital, from which staff can put together essential care packages for discharged patients. We thought this was a lovely and simple way to support this amazing local resource.

    During the month of February therefore, we held a dress-down day on each Friday, inviting staff to bring in one of the requested items below.

    As always, Team SR really stepped up to the challenge, and we are so proud of the amount of items we collected during February.

    Earlier this week, Operations Manager, Hayley-Jane Smithurst and IT Manager, Huw Weatherhead delivered the items to the Dawlish Hospital, and were able to speak with the VIH team. Cara Kinsey, Home from Hospital Link Worker explained that her role involves supporting patients during their stay in hospital, and identifying the areas where they may need support after discharge. She shared the importance of the pantry, both in ensuring patients have hygiene products available during their hospital stay, and in providing them essentials for when they go home. VIH were incredibly grateful for the items collected, and thanked Team SR for the generosity show – we were delighted to help!

    Pictured: Huw Weatherhead, SR IT Manager, Cara Kinsey, Home from Hospital Link Worker, Julia Street, General Manager, Helen Thatcher, Deputy Matron and Daren Hale, Healthcare Assistant, with the items donated by Scott Richards Solicitors.

    If you would like to support Volunteering in Health, you can donate here, or alternatively contact the team using the details on their website linked above.

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