Ellis Jones is a respected local firm that believes in the importance of investing directly into the local community. That is why we take an active role in supporting local charities and volunteer organisations.
Our support is exhibited through sponsorships, donations, giving back to local charities and by participating in community events.
Sponsoring local businesses and sports clubs is something we are extremely passionate about. Being actively involved in the community is very important to us and our staff.
Some of the organisations we sponsor are:
Wimborne Cricket Club
Wimborne Cricket Club is a local cricket club based in Wimborne, with senior, ladies and junior cricket teams.
West Hants Club
The West Hants Club is a luxurious sport, fitness and relaxation facility, offering a variety of membership packages.
Parkstone Yacht Club
Situated on the north shore of the second largest natural harbour in the world, Parkstone Yacht Club provides memberships and training opportunities.
Life Education Wessex
Life Education are a charity that provide health and wellbeing advice to young people, parents and teachers.
Primera Team Jobs
The Primera Team Jobs cycle team has both a junior team with 5 riders and a senior team with 10 riders.
Swanage Cricket Club
Swanage Cricket Club is located near Swanage beach front and is open to the public, encouraging all ages and abilities to utilise their facilities.
There are numerous events held across the South Coast throughout the year that we as a firm support. These events bring the community together and we encourage our staff to attend these to spend time together outside of a work environment.
Some of the events we have sponsored are:
Bourne Free | Bournemouth Pride Festival
Roxy’s Fun Run
Prudential Ride London Surrey 100m
Motivational Maps Book Launch
To keep up to date with our sponsorship events, and to read our most recent blog posts, please follow our social media channels.
We work hard to involve ourselves in various events and charity fundraising opportunities, a lot of our fundraising activities come directly from our enthusiastic staff members.
Some of the charities we have recently supported include:
Race for Life | Cancer Research
As a firm we encourage staff to take part in Race for Life each year to support Cancer Research UK to raise money and develop policies that influence government decisions aiming to beat Cancer.
Dorset Mind is a local charity looking to support local people with mental health issues, as well as providing education and challenging the stigma.
Ideas2Action are a charity that run community recycling projects across Dorset, and create the We Need That! directory for further recycling information.Ideas2Action are a charity that run community recycling projects across Dorset, and create the We Need That! directory for further recycling information.
The YMCA is a charity aiming to help homeless people achieve independent living and secure a positive long-term future, through support, advice and health and wellbeing.
LawCare provide advice and assistance to those in the legal profession that have difficulties with mental health issues. Their services are available to those in the UK in any stage of their legal career path.
Our Eco Warriors were introduced following an increased interest in making the firm more eco-friendly. The initial interest followed David Attenborough’s Blue Planet series which highlighted and focussed on environmental issues and also raised the point that we need to be conscious of our individual and collective impact on the environment through our day to day activities.
The Eco Warriors are an internal team of enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about creating positive change and educating the firm on small initiatives that can produce bigger outcomes for the community, and ultimately contributing to reducing our impact on the local environment and the planet.
Our Eco Warriors encourage the firm's’ involvement with local charities and volunteering days to immerse ourselves in the community.
Taking responsibility is one of our core values firm wide, which applies to both our work within the firm, as well as to external issues impacting our community. We understand the importance, as a large business, of reducing the volume of waste we produce and to implement changes to reduce the impact the business and our employees have on the local environment. The Eco Warriors assist directly in upholding this value.
At Ellis Jones we work closely with various education providers. For example, over the last year, our expert employment law and HR team have provided help and advice various schools, academies, universities, pre schools, nurseries and charities.
Our people are passionate about education and giving people opportunities. We have recently supported schools and universities in providing sponsorship, attending careers fairs, providing speakers for school events for example assemblies and mock interviews for sixth form students. We are also happy to consider students for work experience.
We are proud to have good links with Bournemouth University and currently have a legal and marketing placement student. These students spend over a year with us in the middle of their degrees. [Link to Sam Williams’ blog]. We have been able to offer previous legal placement students permanent roles and training contracts.
We have sponsored the Soroptimist International Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Challenge. The STEM Challenge was established to encourage and inspire girls to become involved in STEM subjects, which we are proud to support.
Our people are passionate about developing local talent whether this is training lawyers or marketers. In doing so we are able to support those in education, expand on our relationship with the university and be further involved in the local community.