Embrace Child Victims of Crime (CVOC) are pleased to announce a new three year charity partnership with legal business Slater and Gordon.
Slater and Gordon, one of the UK’s largest and well known consumer legal service providers, will fund-raise for Embrace in a number of ways including through events and corporate donations.
Funds raised through the partnership will be used to help children in the UK affected by serious crime with access to specialist counselling, practical support and leisure activities, to help them cope with trauma.
Embrace Chief Executive Anne Campbell said: “I am delighted that Slater and Gordon has agreed to accept Embrace as its charity of choice over the next three years. Slater and Gordon will join our Embrace 100 Club, becoming our first gold corporate partners of 2020.
“Slater and Gordon represent clients across a range of areas and will not only help us raise much needed funds to support some of the most vulnerable children in our communities but also raise our profile among professionals working directly with such children. The partnership means even more children will be able to benefit from our services.”
Alicia Alinia is Chief People Officer at Slater and Gordon.
She said: “We are delighted to partner with Embrace Child Victims of Crime.
“We deal with children, young people and families who are victims of serious crime on a daily basis and we have seen first-hand the support they receive from the charity. The work Embrace does to provide this assistance to vulnerable people has such a massive impact on their lives and we are thrilled to be able to help them further their work.”
Embrace CVOC was established as the Child Victims of Crime charity in 1993 by police officers in Cheshire following the terrorist attack in Warrington in which two children were sadly killed.
It has since gone on to grow and extend its services to help more than 20,000 children affected by crime, and their immediate families, right across the UK, the Channel Islands and Isle of Man.
In response to referrals from professionals working in law enforcement and safeguarding, it aims to provide support tailored to the victim’s needs. This can include one-to-one, group or specialist therapy, practical support for low income families and, in Cambridgeshire, this includes newly introduced Equine Assisted Therapy.
The charity relies largely corporate and individual fund-raising for its UK-wide services and has secured places in a number of high profile events including the Virgin Money London Marathon, Royal Parks Half-Marathon and Prudential RideLondon. For further information about Embrace CVOC visit www.embracecvoc.org.uk
Slater and Gordon’s mission is to provide people with easier access to world-class consumer legal services. It provides specialist legal and complementary services in a broad range of areas.
Further information about Slater and Gordon can be found here.