Clough & Willis Confirms Forever Manchester as its Charity of the Year

Clough & Willis, one of the North West's leading mid-sized legal firms, is pleased to announce that Forever Manchester is to be its first official Charity of the Year. The Bury based practice will be announcing - and then staging - a series of fundraising events and initiatives throughout 2012.

The decision to support Forever Manchester - the community foundation for Greater Manchester - was based on the charity's commitment to providing wide ranging support to small community groups across the region. Its focus is on helping bringing people together and making them feel better about where they live. This ethos - and the grassroots work it delivers everyday - impressed the Clough & Willis team. The firm is also the first Bury business to announce such a high profile commitment to the organisation.

A number of projects are already set to happen including a fundraiser at the annual Clough & Willis quiz, various sporting challenges by employees of the firm, as well as community and corporate focussed events.

There are 57 community foundations across the UK and Forever Manchester is the community foundation that represents Greater Manchester and it supports all ten boroughs: Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan. Forever Manchester has strong connections within each local community and so ensures donations are accurately targeted to achieve the biggest impact.

Shefali Talukdar - managing partner at Clough & Willis said; "As a business we try to ensure that we play our part in the communities we operate in. Fundraising and corporate social responsibility have become central to the firm so for our Charity of the Year, we wanted to work with an organisation that we knew made a difference.

Shefali continued; Forever Manchester does an amazing job across Greater Manchester and right here in our hometown of Bury so it's going to be exciting to see how the money we raise will help local people.”

Whilst Nick Massey - chief executive of Forever Manchester - added; "We are delighted to welcome Clough and Willis as one of our key business supporters. The money raised by businesses like this allows us to continue to support the thousands of grass roots community and voluntary projects across the boroughs of Greater Manchester who simply need a small amount of money to allow them to continue to do amazing things. We're really looking forward to working with the team on a range of exciting events and ideas. "

Clough & Willis has committed its fundraising monies to Forever Manchester from now until the end of December 2012. More information on both Clough & Willis & Forever Manchester can be found