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Our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is core to all aspects of our operations, from the way we conduct our business to the ways in which we contribute to the Devon community.
Each year the firm supports a variety of charities across Devon and encourages staff to get involved with fundraising and volunteering activities.
Our CSR programme is led by Kitsons' Marketing and CSR Team which includes people from across our three offices in Torquay, Exeter and Plymouth.
- Miles for Mark - Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge 2015
- Rowcroft Sleep Walk 2015
- Devon Classic Bike Ride 2015
- Everest Base Camp Charity Trek 2015
- Rowcroft Sleep Walk 2014
- Kitsons Devon Classic Bike Ride 2014
- CHSW Sponsor a Nurse
- CHSW Rainbow Run 2014
- Three Peaks Challenge 2013
Staff from leading Devon law firm Kitsons are getting ready to take on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge this July to raise money for charity in honour of their friend and colleague, Mark Batten.
Mark, who was Chief Cashier at Kitsons, passed away suddenly in March 2014. He worked at Kitsons for over 35 years and was a prominent and well liked member of the firm. In 2013 when the firm took on the National Three Peaks Challenge, Mark acted as a volunteer driver from our head office in Torquay to Scotland and back.
On Saturday 11th July 2015, 30 members of staff from Kitsons’ three offices in Torquay, Exeter and Plymouth, will take on the ‘Miles for Mark’ challenge, attempting to walk 24 miles in just 12 hours. Staff will be raising funds for Diabetes UK which is the chosen charity of Mark Batten’s family.
Four teams of walkers and one team of runners will take on the steep climbs and descents of Pen-y-ghent (694m), Whernside (736m) and Ingleborough (723m). These peaks form part of the Pennine range, and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
This year’s Wild West-themed Rowcroft Hospice Sleep Walk 2015, will soon be upon us and Kitsons Solicitors are thrilled to be named main t-shirt sponsors for this fantastic event, which helps the battle and care of life limiting illnesses.
Kitsons have also entered a team in form of Louise Evers, Janice Keightley, Judy Vaughan, Hilary Conte and Amanda White.
If you'd like to donate, then please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/Kitsons-LLP-Solicitors/
Kitsons Solicitors are sponsors of the this years Devon Classic Bike Ride 2015, which raises money for Devon Hospiscare.
The event is open for all abilities and will have four different and challenging routes covering miles of the beautiful Devon country side on Sunday 19th July, 2015. The four one day rides are designed for all ages and abilities, with distances of 15, 55, 85 and 100 miles on offer this really is an event for the whole family.
If you'd like more information please visit The Devon Classic Bike Ride.
The Chestnut Appeal
Kitsons partner and family lawyer, Tony Hunt, is facing the challenge of a lifetime when he will swap South Devon for the steep climbs of Nepal to take part in an expedition to walk to Everest Base Camp in aid of The Chestnut Appeal.
On April 16th 2015, Tony will tackle the gruelling 130km climb to 5,500 metres above sea level across uneven terrain in challenging weather conditions. The 14-day trek will see Tony walk through some of the highest villages on earth and experience night temperatures of -15 degrees Celsius, accompanied by strong winds and snowy ground.
For more information or to make a donation visit: www.justgiving.com/KitsonsLLP
Seven members of staff from Kitsons (Sandra Tribe, Jackie Giffard, Alba Ingham, Amy Pierce, Janice Keightley, Lynn Smith and Jane Knowles-Mayne, walked 10 miles in the name of Rowcroft Hospice on Saturday 26th July 2014. The atmosphere on the night was incredible with over 1,500 ladies coming together to support Rowcroft. In the last three years the Sleepwalkers have raised a staggering £500,000 for the hospice. All funds raised from the event go towards supporting the hospice's vital work, providing care and support to over 1,800 patients and their families across South Devon each year.
Lycra-clad cycling enthusiasts came together on Sunday 20th July to take part in the Kitsons Devon Classic Bike Ride in aid of Hospiscare. The bike ride featured three routes for all cycling abilities – 55, 85 and 100 mile routes. Each course started and finished at David Lloyd Club, Exeter and took cyclists out into the beautiful Devon countryside. A team of 12 cycling fans from Kitsons took part in the ride in aid of Hospiscare.
Children’s Hospice South West
Kitsons has become the first Devon business to directly fund a children’s hospice nurse at Children’s Hospice South West, Little Bridge House in Fremington, North Devon.
Kitsons has pledged £1,000 towards CHSW’s ‘Sponsor a Nurse’ campaign, an exciting new corporate initiative that allows businesses to contribute directly to the vital funding of a nurse for the hospice. Kitsons’ contribution will directly fund paediatric nurse, Lorraine Langmead, who has worded at Little Bridge House for 10 years.
Kitsons sponsored the pink powder paint station at the Children's Hospice South West's Rainbow Run on Sunday 8th June at Exeter Racecourse. More than 1,000 Rainbow Runners took park in the colourful 5k. It rained, the sun shone and runners made Rainbows! A staggering £48,000 has so far been raised overall by this event that will help to support CHSW’s children and their families.
16 members of staff from Kitsons took faced the challenge of a lifetime on 6th September 2013 when they tackled the three highest peaks in England (Scafell Pike), Scotland (Ben Nevis) and Wales (Snowdon) to raise money for Children’s Hospice South West. Three teams of walkers left the comfort of their desks to don walking boots and waterproofs to undertake the gruelling 10,000 feet ascent across uneven terrain and more than 450 mile of driving in challenging weather and conditions. Two of the teams, including five Kitsons partners (James Cross, David Turner, Cameron Caverhill, Nick Johnson and Tony Hunt), managed to touch the top of Snowdon in Wales just 24 hours after ascending to the summit of Ben Nevis in Scotland with a climb to the top of Scafell Pike in between.