Lawyers prove their fitness for charity work
SYDNEY, 29 August 2013 – Law firm Moray & Agnew last night proved its fitness for charity work when it hosted close to 200 clients at cocktail events in Sydney and Melbourne in support of the not-for-profit, Fitted for Work.
Fitted for Work prepares disadvantaged and long-term unemployed women for employment. It does so by providing them with free work-appropriate clothing, interview coaching, work experience and a range of mentoring programs. The charity has helped over 12,500 women to date.
In the lead up to the two events, Moray & Agnew ran clothing drives across New South Wales and Victoria. Through the generosity of staff and clients, the firm contributed 1,130 items to the Fitted for Work wardrobe.
Supporting Fitted for Work was a “no brainer” according to Moray & Agnew partner Emily Hayden.
“Fitted for Work is a charity that touched our hearts and naturally complemented so many of our pro bono efforts”, says Hayden. “Our partners and staff were immediately enthusiastic about supporting it, though I must admit the inevitable ‘state-versus-state’ rivalry added a competitive edge to this worthwhile campaign.”
Fitted for Work National Development Manager Anne Lennon said the Moray & Agnew clothing drive represented one of the biggest corporate clothing donations made to the charity since it was established in 2005.
Fitted for Work’s new wardrobe
Clothing – 848
Handbags – 64
Shoes (pair) – 116
Accessories – 102
TOTAL – 1,130
Silent auctions of technology, fashion, pampering and art donations raised an additional $4,000 for the charity.
For further information, please contact Jacqueline Burns, National Marketing Manager, Moray & Agnew – +61 2 9234 4648 or firstname.lastname@example.org.