Wiltshire based law firm Goughs Solicitors has announced that their Charity of the Year for 2015 is the Devizes Opportunity Centre.
The law firm which has offices in Calne, Chippenham, Corsham, Devizes, Melksham and Trowbridge considered a number of extremely worthwhile local charities, but chose to support the Devizes Opportunity Centre because of the incredibly positive impact the charity has on the lives of local children and their families.
The Devizes Opportunity Centre is a Specialist Early Years Centre committed to promoting the overall development and life chances of young children who have disabilities, learning difficulties and complex health conditions.
Goughs has pledged to raise £5,000 for the charity during 2015 through a combination of fund raising activities which include participation in the Chippenham Dragon Boat Race, the Three Peaks Challenge and the annual Goughs Charity Golf day at Cumberwell Park Golf Club, Bradford-on-Avon.
Richard Bebb, a Partner at Goughs who oversaw the Charity of the Year selection process commented “It was so rewarding to be involved in this process and to see first-hand the commitment of our local charities and the level of work, help and support they offer to so many people in the local community.”
“It was very difficult to select only one charity, but we are all aware of the life changing opportunities the Devizes Opportunity Centre offers. They provide the very best possible, therapeutic, early intervention and learning support for local children, whilst also offering essential support for their parents too and that is why we are proud to announce that they are our Charity of the Year for 2015.”
Graham Gaiger, Chairman of the Devizes Opportunity Centre said, “We are really pleased that Goughs decided to support us and wish them luck in their fundraising attempts during 2015. We have a huge task this year of raising £50,000 in order to continue to deliver our vital services to our member children and families. This commitment by Goughs is a great example of how local businesses can work together with local charities benefiting the community as a whole.”
To sponsor Goughs Solicitors and help support the Devizes Opportunity Centre please visit www.justgiving.com/company/goughs