Street Elite teams up with Shoosmiths LLP

We would like to welcome our new partners Shoosmiths LLP, a law firm with offices in 13 different locations across the UK. Initially we will be partnering with the London office to be their charity of the year, with staff members making micro-donations of upto 99 pence from their monthly salaries using the Pennies from Heaven platform. The donations will go directly to support the award-winning Street Elite programme, which has engaged 305 young people on the edges of gangs and crime across London over the last 5 years, helping 244 transitions from NEET (not in education, employment or training) into work, apprenticeships, training or education opportunities. Over and above this, we are working with the team at Shoosmiths create a list of exciting fundraising challenges and events that will take place over the next 12 months.

Shoosmiths clients include companies on every part of the business growth cycle, from start-up ventures to market leaders, financial institutions and major public organisations. They offer clients strength and depth in all the core disciplines, together with key specialisms and a range of sector strengths. What sets them apart is the way they deliver those services – clients tell them that they get the “people bit” right, never take a client for granted, and invest in the relationships which are at the heart of great service.

Pennies from Heaven is a simple concept. Employees net pay is rounded down to the nearest pound with the pennies donated to charity. Earn £850.34 then 34p is donated to charity. Charities are chosen by the employers mostly in conjunction with employees. The scheme can also be offered to pensioners.The most you can ever give is 99p every time you are paid. If just 10% of the UK workforce signed up £24m would be raised for charity every year.

If you are interested in supporting our work through your company with Pennies from Heaven then please speak to Henry Glynn.