Our partnership with Brake
Brake is a national road safety charity that raises awareness of road safety issues and provides support and advice to road collision victims and their families through their National Road Victim Service. As a panel member of this service in Scotland, we are delighted to work with Brake to offer crucial legal support and advice to road collision victims and their families. In addition to this, we will be supporting the charity with fundraising and in their campaign work to promote greater road safety, particularly around national awareness days, "Road Safety Week" and "Beep Beep! Day". Find out more about Brake's valuable work on their website.
How we raised money for Action for Children in 2022
Throughout 2022, our firm showed its support for the UK's leading charity for helping vulnerable children and young people, Action for Children, by actively engaging in a variety of fundraising activities, raising a total of £16,000. This included, but was not limited to; bake sales, Business fives football tournaments, sponsored walks, raffles, and the Marcothon, which saw staff from across the firm run every day throughout December for either three miles or 25 minutes. Other staff members demonstrated their unwavering commitment by taking part in Action for Children's big sleep out event, Boycott your Bed Live, which saw them endure harsh weather conditions to raise vital funds for vulnerable children in need.
How we raised money for food bank charities in Edinburgh and Glasgow in 2021
Morton Fraser supported Edinburgh Food Project and Glasgow South West Food Bank throughout 2021 by engaging in a variety of fundraising activities raising a total of £10,000.
Our fundraising included ad hoc donations from staff, sweepstakes, a festive cookbook, a raffle and competitions. Our main fundraiser was our exercise challenge where we challenged our staff to walk or run 237 miles as a team over one month - the 237 miles target was chosen to reflect the 237,000 emergency food parcels that were donated by the Trussell Trust in Scotland in 2019-2020. Eighteen teams rose to the challenge and walked more than 7,500 miles. We also donated food items to each food bank over the year.
How we raised money for Children 1st in 2020
Morton Fraser supported Children 1st throughout 2020 by engaging in a variety of fundraising activities raising a total of £21,922.
With our staff working from home for the majority of the year and many of the usual sponsored events that we would get involved with sadly being cancelled we had to think of some fundraising activities that could take place virtually. A number of our staff took place in the virtual London Marathon and we also held regular competitions such as guess your colleagues from their baby photos and quizzes.
One of the most popular fundraising events that we held was a virtual murder mystery challenge where teams competed to complete online puzzles and work out 'whodunnit' in the quickest time.
How we raised money for Social Bite in 2019
Morton Fraser supported the charity throughout 2019 by engaging in a variety of fundraising activities, auctions and events raising a total of £25,000. The firm also worked with Social Bite on a social media campaign to provide the public with a ‘point of clarity’ on key issues relating to homelessness. Some of the fundraising activities Morton Fraser staff took part in over the year included the ‘Gung Ho’ 5km inflatable obstacle course, The Kiltwalk, and Rough Runner obstacle course as well as in-office activities such as bake sales and raffles. Morton Fraser staff also took part in Social Bite’s official organised fundraiser The Big Sleep Out in December. Read the full release.