We believe very strongly in supporting local groups and charities and each year the firm raises funds for local charities through various initiatives including giving talks to groups and organisations in return for a donation as well as giving its time to help those groups.
In the past eight years we have supported and raised funds for Devon Air Ambulance, donating over £14,000 towards their valuable work in our area. We continue to support them with advice and fundraising as well as sponsoring their Legacy Officer in her membership of the Institute of Legacy Management.
We are pleased to also support Hospiscare with help and assistance on their Legacy support team giving free Legal advice and assistance to the charity to help maximise its valuable income and have sponsored their opera evening here at Cadhay as well as being one of the main local firms at the forefront of the Hospiscare Charity will scheme raising over £9,000 for the charity in the last three years. We are also proud to be part of the Hospiscare Forty Club raising valuable funds to help them continue their operation.
Our office dogs also won an Award from Hospiscare in 2022 for providing support and comfort to clients in difficult times during the COVID pandemic and the photo shows our managing partner Ian receiving the award for them from Rugby star Don Armond.
We are also pleased to have been asked to provide training and support to the Legacy Fundraising Team at FORCE Cancer charity and will continue to support their work during 2023 in supporting local families.
We continue to support local groups through our Community Grant Scheme including the Tipton St John Playing Field Association after the sports pavilion was damaged by vandals and also providing funds towards the new play equipment at the village playing fields and the TSJ Eager Beavers community group in giving a grant towards creating an accessible walkway by the river at Tipton St John playing fields.
We were also pleased to support the Ottery St Mary Men’s Shed with funds to help them continue their valuable service at this time.
We continue to offer pro bono advice, support and training to local groups, including The Ottery Help Scheme, Later life forum – Ottery St Mary and Mencap.
We believe in supporting local talented sportsmen and women and choose each year to support different sporting disciplines.
We are keen rugby fans and are pleased to sponsor the Sidmouth Rugby Club Ladies Side The Valkyries as they continue their journey to become a top ladies side in Devon including sponsoring Kellie Welch who was a former secretary of Ian’s who is one of team’s key players and won the 2021/22 player of the year award..
We are proud to be supporting Ella, a local 6 year old female BMX rider, from the Exeter Eagles BMX Club. Ella has already achieved a great deal despite her young age and this year is competing in both the Regional and British National BMX Championships in the under 7 Class.
We are pleased to continue our support for our office manager Adele as she enters the Classic and Sports Car Series in her historic Mini Marcos race car for the 2023 season. Adele has won various awards last season including Class Winner in the HRCR Speed championship and the BARC Classic Cup in her Mini Cooper S. Adele is a great advocate for Women in Sport especially Motorsport and was invited in 2022 to become a member of the prestigious Doghouse Owners Club for her work in this field.
Armed Forces Covenant
East Devon Law is committed to honouring the Armed Forces Covenant and support the Armed Forces Community. We recognise the value that Service Personnel, both Regular and Reservists, Veterans and military families contribute to our business and community. In practical terms we pledge to make appointments available out of normal working hours for the many members of the community who work shift patterns. We also want to support personnel coming out of the Armed Forces who wish to start their own business so we offer, at no cost, 3 half-hour sessions over a three month period for advice and support.