At The 36 Group we recognise that we have a responsibility towards our staff, members, clients and the communities in which we work. Our aim is to remain ethical, respectful and considerate to everyone that we come into contact with. We support the communities in which we work, not only in the traditional manner of offering Pro Bono legal services where appropriate, but also by rolling up our sleeves and involving ourselves in hands-on volunteering and fundraising. Furthermore, we strive to practice business in a way that goes beyond the interests of Chambers to engage in actions, however small, that improve social needs and positively affect the world in which we live. In sourcing services for our business and considering issues for our personnel, we make proactive choices, taking into account the environmental and social impact of its our decisions.
The 36 Group commit themselves to supporting a nominated charity or charities each year. The nominated charities for 2018 are as follows:
Coram Group Charities
Coram is the UK's first dedicated children's charity with a fascinating heritage that spans more than 275 years.
They were established by Thomas Coram as the Foundling Hospital, London’s first home for babies whose mothers were unable to care for them.
The charity evolved to begin pioneering work in adoption, early years and parenting from our original London site. The Thomas Coram Foundation for Children, today known as Coram, developed new approaches to childcare and education, informed by developments in child psychiatry which highlighted the importance of children’s emotional wellbeing and need for secure family placement.
Over the centuries, more than 25,000 children's lives were saved. Today, as the children’s charity Coram, they continue Thomas Coram’s legacy by creating better chances for thousands of children across the UK.
An extract from Bloodwise states;
Our vision is simple: we’re here to beat blood cancer.
We stop people dying from blood cancer, we make patients’ lives better, and we look for ways to stop blood cancer happening in the first place.
We won’t stop until every single person with blood cancer survives and no one dies from blood cancer again. 100% survival, nothing less.
We make people’s lives better
People with blood cancer should be able to live their lives to the full: free from the fear of relapse; free from side effects and free to do the things they love. We’ll work to improve quality of life until blood cancer no longer has an impact.
We look for ways to stop people getting blood cancer in the first place
If there are ways to prevent blood cancer, we’ll find them. We’ll uncover how blood cancer works, so we can stop it happening
Many individuals at The 36 Group are involved in charity and community work throughout their spare time. For example, Members of staff are involved in running a youth club for up to 100 children in their local community, and three people from Chambers took part in the recent London Marathon, raising money for various charities.
There are many more examples of charity and community work in being undertaken by people at The 36 Group and we are pleased to be able to support our staff and members in this good work.
At The 36 Group we are committed to doing all we can towards the protection of the environment. We encourage our staff and members to only print papers when absolutely necessary. For the times when printing is necessary, we use sustainably sourced eco paper. We also encourage all our staff and members to consider their use of resources very carefully and to be proactive in reducing consumption.