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Corporate Responsibilty

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.

Hospiscare

Devon Classic Bike Ride 2016

Kitsons Solicitors are sponsors of the this years Devon Classic Bike Ride 2016, which raises money for Devon Hospiscare.

The event is open for all abilities and will have three different and challenging routes covering miles of the beautiful Devon country side on Sunday 17th July, 2016. The three one day rides go across distances of 25, 60 and 100 miles.

If you'd like more information please visit The Devon Classic Bike Ride.

 

Rowcroft Hospice

Rowcroft Sleep Walk 2016

This year’s 80's Rowcroft Hospice Sleep Walk 2016, 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 of 7 walkers.

If you'd like to donate, then please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Kitsons-LLP-Solicitors1

 

Diabetes UK

Miles for Mark - Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge 2015

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.


The Chestnut Appeal

Kitsons Partner set for Everest Base Camp Charity Trek

Kitsons partner and family lawyer, Tony Hunt, is faced the challenge of a lifetime when he swapped 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 attempted to tackle the gruelling 130km climb to 5,500 metres above sea level across uneven terrain in challenging weather conditions. 

For more information or to make a donation visit: www.justgiving.com/KitsonsLLP

Kitsons partner Tony Hunt set for Everest Base Camp Charity Trek

 

Children’s Hospice South West

Sponsor a Nurse

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.

 

CHSW Rainbow Run 2014

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.

 

Kitsons Scale New Heights - Three Peaks Charity Challenge

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.

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