Convey Law has donated vital funds to help two charities, the MS Society and Many Tears Animal Rescue in Wales after raising thousands of pounds through The Conveyancing Foundation’s innovative Charity Lotto.
Both charities have received £1000 each after they were nominated by staff at Convey Law, whose clients raised the funds by taking part in the Foundation’s Charity Lotto.
Jess Smith, Operations Director at Convey Law, nominated the MS Society after personal experience of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) through caring for her father.
She explained: “The society and the vital work they do is a subject very close to my heart as my father has been suffering with MS for the past 10 years and I have witnessed first-hand the outstanding work the society does.
“They work tirelessly to support those both recently diagnosed and living with MS. Their long terms goals are helping people live well with MS, connecting people and making sure their voices are heard and working to find effective treatments and to prevent/cure MS.
“They ensure MS suffers have sufficient social care and support to live independent lives, ensure those with MS receive the correct disability benefits and ensuring all MS sufferers have access to the right treatment no matter their situation or background. They also fund pioneering research into MS treatments and cures, having invested over £227 million since 1953.”
She added: “I can honestly say that the funds donated by Convey Law from the Charity Lotto will make a real difference to sufferers’ lives.”
It is estimated that 110,000 in the UK are living with MS and 5,200 people are diagnosed with the disease each year.
Convey Law also donated £1000 to a unique animal rescue centre in Wales, Many Tears.
Many Tears Animal Rescue in Carmarthenshire primarily takes in ex-breeding dogs who are no longer required as well as dogs on ‘death row’ in pounds and those whose owners can no longer look after them.
The centre, which rehomes an estimated 3000 plus dogs a year, was nominated by Rebecca Johnson, who works as a Conveyancer at Convey Law.
Animal lover Rebecca said she has admired the centre for some years since she started visiting it and following them on Facebook.
She said: “Their facilities are incredible and always clean and the dogs are happy and healthy. I would rescue them all if I could!
“When I got the chance to nominate a charity for a donation, I thought of them straight away because they are a relatively small charity and they need every penny they can get so they can carry on saving dogs and finding them homes.
“They are amazing and work so hard to find foster homes and permanent homes for dogs all over the UK.”
The charity urgently needs funding for veterinary and rehoming costs as it has grown rapidly since its foundation in 2004.
MTAR spokesman Jenna Chung said:
“With the help of our staff, fosterers and other volunteers we provide a special and loving environment to help all our dogs adapt and find permanent, loving new homes. All potential adopters are interviewed and homes vetted and we do our utmost best to find the right home for each dog.
“All our dogs are spayed/neutered, microchipped, inoculated and wormed but in addition to this, we get many dogs in need of specialist veterinary care.
“Some of the most frequent problems we encounter are dogs who arrive here with eye and heart problems, along with those with liver shunts and joint problems. Any treatment is required is financed by donations to the rescue which enable us to ensure each dog receives the specialist care it needs.
“The rescue has grown considerably since it first opened and it has been so difficult to keep going during the pandemic with all our planned fundraisers having to be cancelled so donations such as this are vital for us to continue and we are so grateful.”
Convey Law is one of a growing number of companies raising funds for charity through The Conveyancing Foundation’s Charity Lotto where clients of any legal practice or property company can donate a voluntary £10 at the end of their transaction, giving them a chance to win £500 in a monthly draw.
Managing Director Lloyd Davies explained: “Charitable giving is very important to us as a company and asking staff to nominate charities is a great way for them to benefit from the funds they have helped to raise by enabling them to choose charities close to their hearts.”
Georgia Davies from The Conveyancing Foundation said the Lotto had helped companies raise over £800,000 for their chosen charities over the last decade.
She explained: “We can help any legal practice or property company raise money through the Charity Lotto. It’s a simple mechanism where clients can donate a voluntary £10 at the end of their transaction, giving them a chance to win £500 in a monthly draw.”
She added: “I am delighted to see some of the funds raised by Convey Law clients going to such deserving charities as the MS Society and Many Tears Animal Rescue.
“We are very keen to help others fundraise for their own charities through our Charity Lotto so please do get in touch.”
The Conveyancing Foundation can be contacted for further information on setting up a Charity Lotto at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01633 261794.