ROK named as charity partner by law firm Browne Jacobson
13 January 2022
Leading national law firm Browne Jacobson has named Reach Out 2 Kids (ROK) as a new charity partner.
The announcement comes as part of a two-year initiative which will see the firm support five regional charities to raise vital funds through a series of internal fundraising events and initiatives. These include a trainee fundraising challenge, providing mentoring and interview support for young people and running introduction to law workshops.
Alongside ROK, which has been nominated by Browne Jacobson’s London office, the firm will be supporting First Class Foundation in Birmingham, St Petrocks in Exeter, Lifeshare in Manchester and Inspire & Achieve in Nottingham.
Commenting, Denise Stephenson, ROK CEO and founder, said: "We are honoured to have been chosen as a charity partner by national law firm Browne Jacobson. This two-year partnership with Browne Jacobson will be so important in continuing to open up the world of law to as many of our ROK students as possible.
"In the face of all that young people face and will face post the Covid pandemic, this is going to be vital. We are pleased the firm is committed to addressing racial and social inequalities which perfectly aligns with our objectives.
"We look forward to working with Browne Jacobson to help ensure the legal professional is a more diverse and inclusive environment. We would like to thank former Browne Jacobson employee, Saphia Joseph, for her hard work and commitment in highlighting ROK's work to her previous employers."
Browne Jacobson’s managing partner, Richard Medd who is the Community Action sponsor at the firm, “The fantastic work and messages that each of these charities and not-for-profit organisations do and promote has really resonated with our people this year and their focus chimes with our own ethos and values around social mobility, diversity and inclusion.
“We are looking forward to taking part in all of the exciting and fun fundraising events over the next few years and highlight the crucial work they do."