Local law firm Mowbray Woodwards has announced that it has raised £3,500 for the charity Southside following more than 18 months of fundraising.

The Bath-based charity supports families dealing with a range of problems such as domestic abuse, mental health difficulties, financial and housing issues. By providing on-going support via a host of interventions, Southside help individuals and families to make positive changes in their lives.

The firm’s staff have found lots of creative ways to raise money including a bake-off style cake sale, dress-down days, Christmas raffle, and a Christmas jumper day. For the grand finale five staff members took part in this years’ Bath Half marathon, collecting sponsorship which was generously matched by the firm’s partners.

Mowbray Woodwards also supported Southside’s Christmas Shoebox Appeal where they collected essential items plus toys, gift sets and books for families facing crisis situations.

CEO Southside Family Project, Penny McKissock said: “We are very grateful to Mowbray Woodwards for choosing to support Southside over the past year and raising £3,500 for our work to support and empower people whose lives have been damaged by violence, abuse and neglect. This support makes such a difference to a small charity working on ‘the other side Bath’. Since Southside was founded in 1997, thousands of children, young people and adults across Bath and North East Somerset have been empowered and supported to find the safety, experiences and opportunities they needed.”

Managing partner of Mowbray Woodwards, Tracey Smith, commented: “I’d like to say well done to each and every one of our team who have shown such dedication to fundraising. From baking cakes to running half marathons the team effort has been very impressive and I’m proud of them not only for raising an incredible amount of money, but also helping to raise awareness of this local charity and the important work they do in our community.”

Mowbray Woodwards is an independent firm of solicitors that has been assisting clients with their legal affairs in the Bath and surrounding area for 70 years.

Main image: Tracey Smith, managing partner of Mowbray Woodwards