Osborne Clarke raises £45,000 for LandAid and 1625IP to provide a home for young homeless people in Bristol

Legal | South West
Osborne Clarke lawyers Charlotte Guest and Leanne Hooper with 1625IP’s Operations Director Dawn at the Oxford Street property.

Osborne Clarke has become a strategic partner of property charity LandAid after fundraising £45,000.

The money has been used by LandAid to provide a grant to the 1625 Independent People charity to refurbish a three bedroom house in Oxford Street, Bristol. The house has provided a safe, secure home for vulnerable young people during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Victorian terrace property was acquired from Bristol City Council and needed renovation to become a “move on” property – a home providing wrap around support to help young people transition to independence and reach their full potential.

1625IP is based in Bristol’s Old Market Street and supports young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. It has been providing essential services to young people for over 30 years and partners with agencies across the South West. As well as housing, 1625IP provides life-skills, advice and access to training and job opportunities.

LandAid works with the property industry and charity partners across the country to create homes and opportunities that will put an end to youth homelessness.

Osborne Clarke Partner Ian Wilkinson is a member of LandAid’s South West board.

Ian comments: “Our people braved freezing temperatures sleeping outside and conquered new heights abseiling the office. I am so proud of all my colleagues – their efforts allowed us to smash our original fundraising target by fifteen grand.

“To know the money is making such a difference in the local community and providing young people with a safe space – especially in the current climate – is fantastic. As a business, we’ve really enjoyed learning about LandAid’s work and we’re looking forward to continuing to partner in the future.”

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