Giving back to local communities, charities and organisations

Julie Edge | 05-May-2022

At X-Press Legal Services, our work supports the conveyancing sector across England and Wales, with our local offices assisting legal firms closely. But our owners are also deeply involved in their local community, and are glad to give back to charity, local organisations and groups whenever possible.

We are so proud of the ways our local offices get involved with charitable and grassroots causes, using their power as a local business to help in whatever way they can.

Read on to learn about some of the initiatives our franchisees have been involved in over the past few months.

Helen Foster and Claire Ide, owners of X-Press Legal Services South and West Yorkshire recently organised a charity gala which raised £2,300 for national charity, Breast Cancer Now.

For Helen, herself a breast cancer survivor, the evening held particular significance, with Helen stating: “It was great to get people together again after an unusual few years. Our previous event had a great turnout, with everyone enjoying themselves and raising a great amount for a truly amazing charity. We were pleased to be able to do this again and raise an incredible £2,300 for Breast Cancer Now.”

Many of our offices have used their CPD training seminars as an opportunity to fundraise for local causes.

David Mermod, owner of X-Press Legal Services Central encouraged attendees of his first ever CPD at Coventry Building Society Arena to bring along donations of Easter Eggs which were donated to a local children’s hospital.

Jonathan Howgill, owner of X-Press Legal Services Sussex had a similar approach, instead encouraging attendees of his first ever CPD at Brighton and Hove Arena to bring food donations to give to the local foodbank.

Jo French, owner of X-Press Legal Services Essex, Cambs and Herts donates money from her CPD each year to a local hospice, recently donating a huge £300 from her event.

Emily and Joe Challinor, new owners of X-Press Legal Services in Gloucestershire donated to a premature baby unit at a local hospital last Christmas, and also received a huge donation from one of the legal firms in attendance at their January CPD.

And the Head Office team in Warrington continue to donate to Circus Starr, a North West based not-for profit organisation which runs magical circus shows for children with additional needs, illnesses or disabilities, as well as those from vulnerable or low-income backgrounds.

Further to this, X-Press offices are always supporting grassroots sports teams within their local communities.

X-Press Head Office is the proud sponsor of St Helens Parkdale Pumas Under-12s.

X-Press Wrexham, Chester and Cheshire West are proud to sponsor the Warrington RUFC under-9s team.

And X-Press Norfolk and Suffolk are proud to sponsor the Martlesham Youth Under 14s football team.

At Christmas time, many of our offices give to local organisations to help people have a more enjoyable festive period.

Keith Moseley, owner of X-Press Staffordshire and West Midlands donated £500 to Santa’s Black Country Toy Appeal, which distributed gifts to children who may not otherwise have received one at Christmas.

And Karen Underwood, owner of X-Press Thames Valley got involved with her local networking group to decorate the local Ronald McDonald House for the festive season, bringing some cheer to those using the facility over the Christmas period.

Dave Lister, Financial and Sales Director at X-Press comments: “It is always a joy to see so many of our franchise owners giving back to local organisations, charities and groups. Through owning their own businesses, they are having an impact in their community and it is something we are so proud of. These actions really bring people together and improve their lives, and what’s not to like about that!