The Charitable Trust of Battens Solicitors, one of the South West’s leading law firms, has donated more than £40,000 this year to a variety of different local charities and organisations. These include: RNLI, Dorchester Youth Theatre, Martock Church, Little Trees Forest School, Purbeck Citizen Advice, Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society, Yeovil Netball Club, Julia’s House, Sherborne Rugby Club, Dorchester Arts, Castle Cary and Ansford Carnival Association, Queen Thorpe Parish Council, Yeovil Hospital and Dorchester Hospital to name but a few.
Ray Edwards, a director at Battens Solicitors and a Trustee of its Charitable Trust said: “We are delighted to have been able to donate over £40,000 to such wonderful causes in our local area this year. Our thanks go out to everyone who has supported our Charitable Trust. It has become greatly respected for its community focus over the years, but without the generosity of the people who donate to it, we would not be able to help.”
Battens’ Charitable Trust was set up in 1985 to support local initiatives, charities and other worthy causes. Contributions are made by Battens Solicitors and by legacies left by Battens’ clients who wish to retain flexibility in the money they leave to charity, or who simply want to benefit local causes but are uncertain which ones to donate to. The Trust has donated more than £500,000 to good causes in just over 20 years – a phenomenal achievement.