Our pro bono client
Charity begins at home they say, while few would argue career security begins with an education. But in our humble opinion, access to a great education in the UK is sadly not just about how hard you try but also dependent on your postcode and your wallet.
So we are delighted to be supporting The Tutors Trust, an education charity based in the north of England. The charity works with 128 primary schools and 107 secondary schools in the region providing individual and small group tuition to children in Maths English and Science. Each year The Tutor Trust makes a meaningful difference to thousands of young lives helping to close the attainment gap.
We’re very lucky to have established careers that afford us and our beloveds all the security and comfort we could want. Each year we donate around 1% of our profits to our favourite charities.
When you work for yourself you can choose how you spend your time. So it seems only right to spend a bit of it helping others. Here are some causes close to our hearts.rts:
Elliot – Working towards human rights for everybody
The last four years saw him complete a Philosophy MA at the University of St Andrews. Here he volunteered as a researcher for Maternal Health Initiative and in administration for Hammersmith and Fulham Food Bank. In his final year he wrote and directed the University’s best selling student play, raising over £2,000 for Glasgow youth-based groups.
Now completing a Gender and Human Rights MSc at the LSE, Elliot also works as a volunteer at the English Collective of Prostitutes, running the student outreach programme to ensure more hardship funds and better professional confidentiality policies are available for student sex-workers. Alongside this, he works as a member of the Independent Monitoring Board in Wormwood Scrubs Prison, addressing humanitarian issues faced by inmates.
Lauren – Caring for people with special needs
The volunteers are there to give the families and carers some extra time to recharge their batteries. Lauren finds volunteering very rewarding and fulfilling, knowing she’s making a genuine difference in the lives of a local family.
Sandra – Providing free music tuition for young people
Having been lucky enough to have had music lessons at school, Sandra reaped the benefits as an adult. She now plays saxophone in various ensembles, so knows first-hand how enriching music can be.