A note from Anna
Every year Christmas seems to arrive earlier and November is now definitely the new December. Our Wellington office have already hosted a very successful key client Christmas party – the first of several events celebrating our clients' success in 2019.
In this issue we catch up with Charles Bolt, the retiring Group General Counsel of Fletcher Building. We also welcome back to the country former partner Ralph Simpson and his wife Joy, after five years contributing to the battle against human trafficking in Asia and Africa.
This year our Pro Bono and Community Programme turned 10! With a new, additional focus on child and mental health charities, 2019 has had a jam-packed calendar of fundraising events some of which are featured in this issue. It really is a two-way street with our partners and staff getting as much out of the programme as they put in.
We're proud to release the 2019 issue of our Pro Bono and Community Report, A Helping Hand. In this issue we highlight the achievements of some of the charities we have worked with over the past year, including:
- the Cerebral Palsy Society, which provides programmes, support and advice to enhance the lives of people with cerebral palsy,
- Mid North Family Support Rape Crisis and Youth Services, which provides free counselling for children and adults who have experienced sexual and/or family violence in Northland,
- Full Tank, the world's first not-for-profit motorcycle apparel charity which donates 100% of profits to The Movember Foundation, and
- Kāhui Tū Kaha, a not-for-profit provider of housing and mental health services across Auckland and Northland.
We are also proud to feature some of these inspiring charities on our upcoming Christmas card design.
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