Payne Hicks Beach

Payne Hicks Beach

Charities We Support

As a firm we have chosen predominantly to support two charities with whom we wish to develop a relationship through donating time, financial support and resources. We have chosen one local and one small national charity to reflect the firm's various clients and interests and to allow us to best use our expertise. We support our chosen charities with fundraising events throughout the year and we hope to develop this to include employees engaging with the charities as volunteers.

Our chosen charities are:

  • Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust
  • Coram's Fields

Further information in relation to each charity is set out below.

As a firm we also take part in various other activities throughout the year including supporting the following:

  • Macmillan Coffee Morning
  • Breakthrough Breast Cancer Bake Off
  • Wear It Pink
  • Wrap Up London
  • London Legal Walk

Individual employees also take part in their own sponsored events and support charities in their own time. Examples of charities recently supported are Disability Snowsports UK, Special Olympics GB, The Lullaby Trust, the London Legal Support Trust, Macmillan, Breast Cancer UK, The Gorilla Organization, Movember, Cancer Research, Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, and The Uphill Ski Club.

Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust

The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust was established by Dame Ellen MacArthur in January 2003 and works with every young people primary cancer care unit in the UK.

The charity works nationally and provides young people between the ages and 8 to 24 who are in recovery from cancer, the opportunity to take part in a fantastic sailing experience. The majority of the participants, many of whom are sailing for the first time have finished treatment and are in the process of putting their lives back together.

They are usually recruited via their treatment hospitals and can continue sailing with the Trust until the age of 24.

When our consultant (now retired), Richard Butcher, was invited to become a Trustee in 2004, he thought it would be "nice" for the young persons to go on sailing trips but he quickly realised that this was a very false assumption. Sailing is just a means of achieving the primary aim of restoring confidence by giving the young people fun. The services provided by the charity make a very real difference to the lives of those young people whose lives, education and general lifestyle have been badly affected by contracting an illness in respect of which they were entirely innocent.

We provide support for the Trust through donations, as trustees and by our staff taking part in sponsored events such as the Great South Run. It is hoped that this relationship can be expanded to allow our employees to volunteer for the Trust in the future and this is being actively pursued.

Coram's Fields

Our final charity for 2014 is Coram's Fields, a local charity situated at the top of Lamb's Conduit Street near Holborn. Coram's Fields is a unique playground and park which serves children and young people living in and visiting London. Coram's Fields is particularly popular with children and the families of those attending nearby Great Ormond Street Hospital and they aim to provide help and support for the more disadvantaged areas of inner London.

Previous Charities

Previously the firm have chosen to support different charities each year to be the focus of our donations and fundraising efforts. The charities that we have previously supported are as follows:

Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust
Coram's Fields

Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome

Macmillan Cancer Support
Fishing for Heroes

Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust

Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity
Mark Evison Foundation

Cystic Fibrosis
Combat Stress