Posted by Nicola Radcliffe, Senior Associate
Royds Withy King makes a difference in Ghana
Remote communities in Ghana are making good use of our branded clothing and blankets thanks to the inspiring work of UK charity, Action Through Enterprise (ATE). We donated our Withy King branded merchandise, including clothing, blankets, umbrellas, pens, paper and mugs, …
Remote communities in Ghana are making good use of our branded clothing and blankets thanks to the inspiring work of UK charity, Action Through Enterprise (ATE).
We donated our Withy King branded merchandise, including clothing, blankets, umbrellas, pens, paper and mugs, to a number of charities following the merger with London-based law firm Royds.
Beneficiaries included ATE which works with over 150 families and supports two communities in the remote town of Lawra in North West Ghana, near the border with Burkina Faso.
Nicola Cutler, an associate in the Dispute Resolution team at Royds Withy King, who helped to co-ordinate the donations, said: “Charitable giving and supporting the communities we serve are an integral part of who we are as a business – but it’s also very rewarding to be able to support charities in other parts of the world when we can. ATE works tirelessly to improve the lives of people in the poorest parts of Ghana where educational attendance is extremely low as many children spend more time searching for food in the bush or working to make money for their families instead of going to school. We were delighted to be able to work with ATE to deliver Withy King branded clothing and blankets to the town of Lawra where the charity has set up programmes to support, educate and feed over 930 children.”
ATE’s founder, primary school teacher Sarah Gardner, said: “We are hugely grateful to Royds Withy King for their donation which has brought smiles to the faces of so many people. Some of these items are being used as part of a six-week creative arts workshop for disabled children and have really helped to improve the quality of their learning experience. With so many families living on one meal a day and many only able to eat on four days out of every seven, we are appealing for financial support for our latest project to provide one hot meal a day to those children attending our school. Any help the business community can offer will make a massive difference to the children attending the schools we support.”
Businesses interested in finding out more about ATE’s work and the ways they can help, should visit ateghana.org
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