01 Feb 2018
International law firm Ashurst is delighted to announce a new local charity partnership between the firm's Glasgow office and Glasgow's Golden Generation.
Glasgow's Golden Generation, previously Glasgow Old People's Welfare Association, was founded in 1948 and over the past 70 years has been supporting the elderly in Glasgow to live as independent a life as possible through welfare services, day care centres and weekly clubs.
Ashurst’s Glasgow office is already planning a wide range of fundraising events. In addition, staff at Ashurst are looking forward to volunteering their time to contribute to the initiatives set up by Glasgow's Golden Generation to help the increasing number of elderly citizens in Glasgow, including participating in the charity's befriending service.
Employees at Ashurst Glasgow were given the opportunity to nominate local charities before participating in an office-wide vote to determine which would be adopted as charity partner.
Mike Polson, managing partner at Ashurst’s Glasgow office, commented:
"Ashurst globally has a very strong commitment to support corporate responsibility and pro bono activity. Our people in Glasgow share this commitment and are actively engaged in a wide range of CR activity.
Everyone at Ashurst Glasgow was really impressed by Glasgow's Golden Generation and the help and support they provide. Thanks to this important partnership, we have the opportunity to come together, raise awareness, funds and to give our time to help elderly citizens who are suffering from loneliness and isolation. We look forward to working closely with Glasgow's Golden Generation, and supporting the work being done by this well regarded charity."
Morag McIntosh, interim chief executive of Glasgow's Golden Generation, added:
"We are really excited about our partnership with Ashurst. Following the rebrand, we are looking at new and exciting ways to fundraise and Ashurst shares our enthusiasm for this which bodes well for a fruitful partnership. With an increasingly ageing population there is a growing demand for volunteers at charities such as ours, so we are grateful for the invaluable support the team at Ashurst in Glasgow can provide."