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Law Society staff raise £550 in charity shop takeover for Nepal

12 June 2015 | tagged News release

Save The Children CSR Day Staff (1)

Law Society of Scotland staff hit the high street yesterday when they took over a charity shop in the heart of Edinburgh to raise money for the Nepal earthquake disaster.

Six Law Society employees took over the Mary Portas Living and Giving shop for Save the Children on Thursday 11 June, after spending a month raising donations from colleagues and solicitors across the country.

Charlotta Cederqvist, business development manager at the Law Society said: “It was a brilliant day, and we raised a great amount of money.  We received some great donations from our members and our fabulous colleagues did a huge amount of baking for us to sell on the day as well.  The highlight of the day was selling a Chanel handbag for £100!

“We would like to say a huge thanks to Save the Children as well for allowing us to invade their shop for the day, and showing us the ropes!”

The staff team raised £550 over the course of the day, with all proceeds going directly to Save the Children’s Nepal appeal. 

Anyone who still wishes to donate to Save the Children’s Nepal Appeal can visit our Just Giving site at https://www.justgiving.com/lawsocietyscotlandCSR

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Notes to Editors

Law Society of Scotland staff are entitled to donate one working day each year to a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative.  For further information about the Society CSR policy and initiatives please see the website:

/members/member-services/professional-support-for-members/corporate-social-responsibility/

More about Mary’s Living and Giving shops can be found at http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/get-involved/charity-shopping/marys-living-and-giving

For further information please contact: Louise Docherty at LouiseDocherty@lawscot.org.uk or 0131 476 8204       

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