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CHILDREN CELEBRATE ART WINS WITH CHARITIES

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Date: 20/12/2017

Children, proud parents and teachers mingled with charity representatives and staff from Harrison Clark Rickerbys at Worcester’s Guildhall on Monday for the presentation of prizes in the firm’s art contest.

Ten winners of all ages, including children from Regency High School, Fort Royal and St Barnabas’ primary school, as well as members of a pottery class from Worcester Arts Workshop received certificates and their chosen charities received £250 each. Eight prizes were donated by the firm’s charitable trust, one by Worcester City Council and one by an anonymous donor.
 
James and Samantha Brown, who received the cheque for Helping Birmingham’s Homeless (nominated by Regency High School), said: “We are just so grateful for this - £250 covers a month’s outreach to homeless people, so this is fantastic.”
 
Chris Britt-Compton, whose little granddaughter Grace Kelly inspired the Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust (raising money for research into childhood cancer), said: “This has been just wonderful – it has been such a pleasure.”
 
The exhibition of all the competition entries will be on display until 5pm on Thursday 21 December – the competition, in memory of the firm’s former senior partner Sam Driver White drew almost 50 entries which were judged by a panel including Laura White, lecturer in fine art at Goldsmiths College in London and Sam’s daughter, Georgina Terry, head of art at the King’s School and David Blake from Worcester City Council.
 
Harrison Clark Rickerbys Charitable Trust (HCRCT), which has raised £200,000 since it was set up 10 years ago, donates money several times a year to local good causes, but has earmarked money this year for the winners’ charities, which range from MIND to Worcester Snoezelen, the special care baby unit at Worcestershire Royal Hospital and Breast Cancer Haven.
 
Money raised by the firm’s family law team at a highly successful Monsters Ball at the Chateau Impney in November will support the competition, and help provide funds for a wide range of projects – this year, for instance, it has given £1,000 for a specially adapted rowing machine for New College, Worcester, and gave £500 of funding to the Worcestershire Live festival.
 
The winners and their charities are:
Hetty Meen – Worcestershire Breast Cancer Haven
Rupert Seldon – Little Princess Trust
Bibi Rozier – Acorns hospice
James Greenoff-Cairns – MIND
WAW advanced pottery class – Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust
Michael Whitefoot – Worcester Festival Choral Society
Max Hodgetts – Cystic Fibrosis Trust
Cerys Cowan – Special care baby unit at Worcestershire Royal Hospital
Class 3HC, Regency High School – Helping Birmingham’s Homeless
Jack Tyrer, Poppy Laws and Clara Dodgson – Worcester Snoezelen.
 
The winning entries will then be framed and mounted, ready to be hung on the walls for all visitors to enjoy at Harrison Clark Rickerbys Worcester offices.
 
Elaine Haines, the firm’s business development and marketing director, said: “It was a fantastic event – a real celebration, and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who came. I hope people will pop in and admire the sheer creativity and talent which is on show in the exhibition – entrants have been really inspired by the city and it’s been a delight to all of us to be involved.”
 
Harrison Clark Rickerbys has 450 staff and partners based at offices in Worcester, Hereford, Cheltenham, the Wye Valley, the Thames Valley, London and Birmingham, who provide a complete spectrum of legal services to both business and private clients, regionally and nationwide. The firm also has a number of highly successful teams specialising in individual market sectors, including health and social care, education, agricultural and rural affairs, defence, security and the forces, advanced manufacturing and construction.