Our charity and pro bono work

We actively encourage partners and staff to carry out pro bono work and support charities.

Charities:

We have adopted one main charity in recent years on which to focus our fundraising activities – The Lighthouse Club. This charity is known, recognized and regarded with respect and affection throughout every branch of the construction industry.

We make smaller, one-off donations and bursaries to charities, organisations and individuals where there is a link with our people, our industry or our local community.

Pro bono:

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

We worked with the project team on the Zaha Hadid-designed refurbishment and extension works at the Regency building known as the Magazine in Kensington Gardens. The objective was to open the new Serpentine Sackler Gallery in time for the 2012 Olympics.

We are delighted to have been able to assist on the delivery of a project designed to significantly enhance the international profile of Kensington Gardens creating an admission free world-class cultural destination for the public, and bringing new and increased international audiences to the Gardens. The gallery presents world-renowned exhibitions of art, architecture and design through the year and is a platform for emerging talent across all art forms.

Sierra Leone

When the people of Waterloo, Sierra Leone, were asked what development scheme they most wanted for their community, they chose without hesitation — a library. They believed education was the key to recovering from the civil war, which ended in 2002. And Fenwick Elliott is pleased to be contributing, in a small way by providing legal advice and other assistance, to the various projects being run in Sierra Leone by CODEP, a charity set up to:

(i) deliver the aspirations of communities through the construction of world class facilities which enable the development and resurgence of the region; and

(ii) improve the technical capacity of communities by providing training opportunities for young people and local artisans, during both the construction and operational stages of the facilities.

Members of the Fenwick Elliott team, led by Jeremy Glover, have contributed to the various CODEP projects in a number of ways, travelling to Sierra Leone itself, advising on building contracts, collecting books for the schools and even taking to the football pitch, though we remain unsure about the etiquette of winning your own football tournament which was the case in May 2011. www.codep.co.uk