Goughs Solicitors raise £11,000 for the Devizes Opportunity Centre

By Anita Jaynes on 5 February, 2016

Wiltshire law firm Goughs Solicitors is delighted to announce that it has raised £11,000 for the Devizes Opportunity Centre.

The law firm which has offices in Calne, Chippenham, Corsham, Devizes, Melksham and Trowbridge considered a host of worthwhile local charities before it selected the Devizes Opportunity Centre as its Charity Partner of the Year for 2015.

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.

Over the course of the year, Goughs held and participated in a variety of events to raise these vital funds, including the Goughs Charity Golf Day, the Chippenham Dragon Boat Race and the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.

Martin Lang, Senior Partner at Goughs said: “As a firm we are delighted to have so greatly exceeded our initial fundraising target (£5,000). The final figure of £11,000 speaks wonders both for the dedication and commitment of our staff and their families who took this good cause to their hearts and also for the generosity of our clients. I want to thank everyone who has helped us achieve such a magnificent result.”

Graham Gaiger, Chairman of the Devizes Opportunity Centre, said: “We are incredibly grateful for the support that everyone at Goughs has shown us over the past year, and truly appreciate the amount they have raised.”

“It is a terrific achievement and significantly contributes to the £50,000 we need to raise annually in order to continue to deliver our vital services to our member children and families, not only in Devizes, but the surrounding areas too.”

Pictured above: Martin Lang, senior partner (centre) and Hannah Carr, associate solicitor at Goughs Solicitors (second from the right) present a cheque for £11,000 to representatives of the Devizes Opportunity Centre, including Graham Gaiger (Chairman, far left), Betty Newman (current centre manager, second from left)) and Debbie Lambert (new centre manager, far right).