Working with Charities

Our team is actively involved in raising funds for several local and national charities. We have a balanced portfolio of charitable activities, including donations and fundraising via internal and external events, as well as facilitating the recycling of equipment.

We strive to ensure that charitable giving is part of the culture at JMW, and our employees have raised funds from activities such as skydiving, running, bike rides, climbing and zip slides.

Our 2018/2019 nominated charities were Tommy's and Ronald McDonald House. Charities from previous years include WaY, Maggies, Macmillan, Beechwood Cancer Care, St Ann’s Hospice, Mind and many more.

Fundraisers we have completed include:

  • Raffles
  • Bake sales
  • A static cycle
  • The ice bucket challange
  • A lunchtime quiz
  • Card making classes
  • A firm-wide lottery
  • Name the Easter bunny

Child Brain Injury Trust

We have completed a number of fundraisers in partnership with the Child Brain Injury Trust, including:

  • A zip slide from the Imperial War Museum North
  • Taking part in the Great North Run and the Manchester Marathon
  • Running a breakfast event
  • Volunteering for bag packing
  • A bucket collection

We also continue to support Wood Street Mission, Rainbow Hub, Prevent Breast Cancer, The Brain Charity and Beechwood Cancer Care by supporting their events such as golf days, comedy lunches, quiz’s, afternoon tea and ladies lunches.

We have also raised money for the following:

Wood Street Mission

Thomas Pearson, a Partner in Real Estate Commercial is the Chair of the Spinningfields Business Group (SBG), and both organisations actively support the Wood Street Mission. The charity helps disadvantaged children and their families in Manchester and Salford.

We regularly donate much-needed supplies, such as clothing, school uniforms, books, toys, toiletries and Christmas gifts.

The Rainbow Hub

The Rainbow Hub is a charity we have supported for many years that specialises in providing services for children with brain injuries, disabilities and life-limiting conditions. Head of Clinical Negligence Eddie Jones sits on the board, and his team has raised over £1,000 each year by taking part in events such as the Rainbow Ramble and the Coast-to-Coast Bike Ride.


We have raised thousands of pounds for Tommy’s, which funds research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth. Tommy’s funds four research centres in the UK which investigate the causes of these heart breaking events and find treatments. They also provide specialist antenatal care to women who are at high risk of miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth to help them to achieve a healthy pregnancy and baby. JMW has completed sponsored runs, mountain climbs and breakfast sales to help Tommy’s to provide its vital services.

Take a look at the November update from Tommy's here

Volunteering in the Community

At JMW, we seek to support the community in which we operate and recognise the importance of volunteering. All of our employees are permitted to take two days paid leave per year to undertake charitable and voluntary work.

Wood Street Mission

As well as the work we do with the charity mentioned above, employees have also volunteered to help sort through the donations they receive, including clothes, school uniforms, toys and food parcels.

Other activities we have taken part in include painting a scout campsite and helping to paint, deweed and dig the vegetable patch at Manchester Mind’s allotments in North and South Manchester and help the gardens in the Maggies centre in Manchester.

We also encourage Partners and employees to take up school governorships, trusteeships, non-executive directorships and voluntary roles within charities and community projects - some of our lawyers provide advice to charitable organisations on a pro-bono basis. We support local school, colleges and universities too by offering placements for students looking to gain work experience.

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