Charities and causes supported.
Raised for our charity partner.
Christmas cards sent to care home residents.
Our charity partner
Alzheimer Scotland was chosen by our colleagues to be our charity partner for 2020- 2023. Since the partnership began, our charities committee, Care, has rolled out Dementia Friends training across the firm, and organised various fundraising activities including our Memory Miles campaign which raised over £12,000. Applications to become our next charity partner our now open - find out more and apply today.Apply to become our charity partner
Our charity partner 2020-23: Alzheimer Scotland
Care, our charities committee
Care, our charities committee, is intrinsically linked to our values. Colleagues from across the firm are committed to making a difference to our charity partner, Alzheimer Scotland, and the communities in which we live and work, through fundraising activities, raising awareness, or by donating time and support.
"Care is a brilliant platform to positively impact charities, schools and individuals and to help support colleagues who undertake charitable activities. I like to explore ways to do things that doesn’t just involve donating money – whether it’s volunteering our time, offering our expertise to assist our charity partner or even donating blood!"
David Bales, Care member
We are members of PRIME which encourages greater diversity in the legal profession by offering quality work experience and continuing support to school students from economic and social backgrounds not well represented in the profession.
Over 285 students have taken part with an extra 80 participating in our cold spot project. To date, 30 of our PRIME 'alumni' have gone on to study law at University and we continue to provide them with mentoring support, work experience and we encourage and support them in applying for 2 year traineeships at Brodies. This now includes two, who have completed a traineeship and have qualified into solicitor roles, two who are current trainees and two who are joining us as future trainees.
Career Ready is a UK-wide initiative linking employers with schools and colleges to give students the opportunity to prepare for the world of work. The two-year mentoring programme includes a four-week internship at the firm. So far we have supported 10 Career Ready students.Learn More
RSA Schools Art Awards
Brodies has sponsored the RSA Schools Art Awards every year since 2016. Recognising creativity and originality, the awards aim to be inclusive of all mainstream and special secondary schools and attract entries from pupils across Scotland. Our colleagues have the opportunity to get involved by voting for the category shortlists, and our Chairman, Christine O'Neill KC, is a member of the judging panel.Find out more
Back to Tennis with Brodies
In collaboration with the Judy Murray Foundation, we launched the 'Back to Tennis with Brodies' programme. The brainchild of Judy Murray, it is a free resource designed to give tennis players, or those new to the sport, a series of fitness and skill building exercises that can be done at home or in clubs or parks while staying within the safe distancing guide.
Some of Scotland's finest tennis players and coaches have rallied behind the project, including Andy Murray, Jamie Murray and Colin Fleming who share some of their favourite exercises across three 30-minute programmes. The sessions can be delivered anywhere and can be recreated at home using household objects, making it accessible for everyone.Find out more
Battle of the Brits in the Community
We have partnered with Battle of the Brits in the Community, an initiative designed by Judy Murray, to bring tennis to schools and charities across Scotland. The programme was launched with a tennis session for Primary 5 children at Mile End primary school in Aberdeen and training with children from the Chrysalis tennis group, based at the Aberdeen Tennis Centre, which helps young people with Down’s syndrome learn to play and enjoy tennis. Similar sessions were rolled out across other schools and charities. Over the years Brodies has worked closely with Judy and her programmes to encourage participation in tennis, and we have seen at first hand the legacy they leave and the future talent they nurture.
Brain Health Scotland
Our charities committee, Care, is supporting our charity partner by funding the pilot phase of the Brain Health Scotland primary schools programme. Brain Health Scotland is an innovative initiative launched in collaboration with Alzheimer Scotland and the Scottish Government. One of its aims is to inspire every Scottish young person to create good habits that will have a life-long impact on their brain health. In our support of the pilot scheme, we aim to help Brain Health Scotland create an evidence-based and impactful programme through research and focus groups. The programme will start with primary schools but the longer-term aim is for it to cover all school-aged children.
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