Goughs announces new Charity of the Year

By Ben Carey on 28 April, 2022

Gough’s Solicitors has announced Julia’s House as its Charity of the Year for the next 12 months.

Julia’s House offers practical and emotional support for families caring for a child with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition, providing frequent and regular support in their own homes, in the community or at the charity’s hospices.

With a children’s hospice in Devizes, where one of Goughs offices is based, the firm of solicitors saw a fitting opportunity to support another worthy local cause. Staff throughout the company will take part in a variety of events and challenges across the coming year, including the Julia’s House Great Wiltshire Walk in July.

Emma Taylor, a Partner at Goughs who oversaw the Charity of the Year selection process, said, “There are so many local charities that provide essential advice and support to the local community and as such it became very difficult to select only one.

“However, we were all in admiration of the work undertaken by Julia’s House in caring for children and families at a time when they need it the most. We really want to help them make a real difference to children across Wiltshire and Dorset.”

Alice Chalmers, Business Development & Corporate Fundraiser at Julia’s House, said, “We are absolutely thrilled that Julia’s House has been chosen as Goughs Charity of the Year. We’re almost entirely reliant on donations to provide our vital care in the community and at our Devizes hospice, so this support from Goughs will make a real difference to the seriously ill children and families that we support. We are excited to work with the team at Goughs and see what great fundraising activities they take on throughout the year!”