Our charity of the year – the St Matthew’s Project
Peters and Peters is delighted to announce that we have chosen the St Matthew’s Project as our sponsored charity for 2020/2021.
The St Matthew’s Project is a football-based project in Brixton, in South London, England. Named after a local estate, the project has, for the last 16 years, been providing a safe environment for young people to come together, play and learn.
The Project is led and run by local people. It has a recognised hub in Brockwell Park and provides football training, matches, and holiday camps. It also provides food, emotional support, advocacy, a chance to gain qualifications, counselling and an imaginative programme of sessions tailored to what individuals in the community need. Recent programmes include:
- Fit 4 Life – mental wellbeing programme
- Choices – Knife crime programme for 9-11s
- Holiday football and free food programme
- Elders football – 18-25s (ex- and active gang members)
The firm hopes to offer valuable support to the Project by putting on fundraising activities and offering hands-on volunteering support. You can find more information about St Matthew’s Project on their website.
Our partnership with the St Matthew Project expresses our commitment as a firm to social inclusion and supporting our communities.
Throughout the month of November, we smashed through our target by raising a total of £5,905 for St Matthew’s project, as part of our “MOVEmber campaign”. We did this by collectively running, walking and cycling. A huge thank you to everyone who donated. The fundraising page will be kept open for a few more days, and we will be grateful for any further donations. Please donate here.
We also support the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal by having a rota of people sell poppies and collect donations at Chancery Lane station.
Peters & Peters took part in the London Legal Walk 2019
The London Legal Walk is a 10km sponsored walk around some of London’s legal landmarks. With over 5,000 walkers, it is (probably!) the largest annual gathering of lawyers in the world.
Walking in teams as their court, law firm or chambers, law college or in-house legal department, walkers raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for agencies who provide free legal advice to those in desperate need who cannot afford to pay.
Peters & Peters took to the skies in a charity Wing-Walk in September 2019.
Keith Oliver, William Green, Caroline Mitchell, Nicky Platten, Colin Ingrams and Josephina Kern took turns to fly at speeds of up to 120mph while strapped to the top of a biplane. They variously described the experience as fantastic, exhilarating, very chilled and utterly terrifying. All money raised went to Shelter.