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Battens Charitable Trust spreads some Christmas cheer

The Charitable Trust of Battens Solicitors, one of the South West’s leading law firms, has donated more than £40,000 this year to a variety of different local charities and organisations across Somerset and Dorset.

Recipients include: Yeovil Hospital Charity, Yeovil Heartbeat, South Somerset, Central Dorset and Bath Citizens Advice Bureaus, Dorchester Arts, Somerset and Dorchester Child Contact Centres, Dorset County Museum, Developing Health and Independence Bath, Able2Achieve Trust, The Hub Community Support Charity, Weldmar Hospice, Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and local schools and scout groups to name but a few.

In addition to these, over the festive period the Battens Charitable Trust makes a special Christmas delivery to their local foodbanks by donating £100 worth of food items, along with any other donations kindly provided by staff and clients of Battens Solicitors.

Ray Edwards, Director at Battens Solicitors and a Trustee of the Battens Charitable Trust said: “We are delighted to have been able to donate over £40,000 to such wonderful causes in our local area this year.

“Our thanks go out to everyone who has supported our Charitable Trust. It has become greatly respected for its community focus over the years, but without the generosity of the people who donate to it, we would not be able to help.”

Battens Charitable Trust was set up in 1985 to support local initiatives, charities and other worthy causes. Contributions are made by Battens Solicitors and by legacies left by Battens’ clients who wish to retain flexibility in the money they leave to charity, or who simply want to benefit local causes but are uncertain as to which ones they wish to donate to.

The Trust has donated more than £500,000 to good causes in just over 20 years – a phenomenal achievement.

Anyone who would like to make a donation to the Battens Charitable Trust or apply for a grant, should contact the Trust’s team by emailing or by calling 01935 846000.

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