POSTED: 3 May 2022

Man’s best friend to benefit again as Thursfields announces its three charities of the year


Birmingham Dogs Home has been selected for the second year running as one of Thursfields Solicitors’ charities of the year for 2022-23.
Jessica Clavin, legal assistant at Thursfields, waving Birmingham Dogs Home 130th flags

Birmingham Dogs Home has been selected for the second year running as one of Thursfields Solicitors’ charities of the year for 2022-23.

The charity, based in Catherine-de-Barnes, Solihull, will once again receive fundraising, awareness and volunteer support from the leading Midlands law firm for the next 12 months.

Two other charities will also benefit from Thursfields’ focused efforts from 1 May to 30 April 2023. They are:

  • Wings and Paws, another animal charity based in the Black Country, and
  • the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust, based in Worcestershire.

After receiving more than 100 applications, Thursfields’ staff voted on who should be the charity of the year for each of three areas served by the firm’s offices.

Thursfields’ chairman Nick O’Hara said: “We always take great pleasure in choosing and serving local charities every year.

“The fact that Birmingham Dogs Home is one of those charities for the second year running just shows how impressed our staff were with that organisation’s work.

“We are committed to the communities where we live and work and our team across Thursfields’ offices are all looking forward to raising as many funds as possible for each charity.

“We will also provide volunteers to help on projects and will seek to help raise awareness of the important role each charity plays within our communities.”

Fi Harrison, head of fundraising at Birmingham Dogs Home, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been chosen again by the team at Thursfields. 

“2022 is a very special year for Birmingham Dogs Home as we celebrate 130 years of caring for lost and homeless dogs across the Midlands. 

“Thursfields’ support in our 130th doggie-themed fundraising challenges and activities is more vital than ever as the kennels at our two rescue centres are full of record numbers of relinquished and stray dogs.” 

Clare Vowles, chief executive of Wings & Paws in Wolverhampton, said: “We are thrilled to have been chosen as one of Thursfields’ charities of the year.

“We started off as a small local charity, caring for the animals who needed our help at the drop of a hat, and now we’re expanding and helping those in need even more.

“The help from organisations such as Thursfields Solicitors goes such a long way and we couldn’t do what we do without the help of others.”

Emma Williams, operations and fundraising manager for the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust, said: “We are truly honoured to have been selected to receive support from the team at Thursfields.

“As a small charity based in Worcestershire we have a team that are dedicated to the values and objectives of the Trust working hard to support families facing childhood cancer.

“Our family support covers emotional, sibling, financial and bereavement support ensuring we are there for families when they need us at such a hard time.

“This partnership offers the Trust an incredible opportunity to work with a well-recognised and successful group of solicitors.

“We are looking forward to raising the much-needed funds and profile of the Trust and to building a partnership to benefit the vital work that we do.

“We also want to work alongside the aims of Thursfields to ensure that all involved have a positive and enjoyable experience of supporting a local charity.”