Gilson Gray’s Miles of Smiles to Gather Charity Gifts

Gilson Gray’s Miles of Smiles to Gather Charity Gifts

Oliver Green

GENEROUS staff members at one of Scotland’s leading legal firms have been travelling around the country to collect gifts for charity.

The team from Gilson Gray have been driving vans to various stops around the central belt to pick up toys and other presents for the annual Cash for Kids Mission Christmas campaign.

Their efforts have managed to collect well over 2000 gifts which will play a huge role in ensuring children from disadvantaged backgrounds can enjoy the festive spirit.

Vanessa Kennedy, Marketing Director at Gilson Gray, said: “We have an exceptional team here at Gilson Gray. Our ambition is to be the best law firm in the country, be it in terms of how we try to help the community or assist a client.

“When Steven Jansch, Head of Insolvency asked if anyone could lend him a hand a few of us Elfed up and hit the road. We are absolutely delighted to be able to help Cash for Kids as it’s such a worthy cause that helps to put a smile on many less fortunate children’s faces this Christmas.

“We’ve previously undertaken challenges such as abseiling for charity but this time we got in our vans to travel around and collect the amazing presents.

“We’re so happy to help out in this way and have our staff once again shown the same drive and commitment to raise funds for charity as they do in their day-to-day work lives.”

Earlier this year a group from the Edinburgh and Glasgow based legal firm abseiled from the iconic Forth Rail Bridge to raise over £3,000 for Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland.

Gilson Gray also raised £82,450 at its third annual ‘GRACE Banquet’, a black tie event with more than 300 guests from across the Scottish business community, for Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity (ECHC) and Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity (GCHC).

Gilson Gray is based in Glasgow (160 West George Street) and Edinburgh (29 Rutland Square) with a radical client-focused strategy that offers a cost effective alternative to the top ten firms in the country.

The Firm recently landed Most Outstanding Full-Service Law Firm 2017 – Scotland by Corporate Excellence Awards and six awards at the ACQ5 legal awards – the third year in a row that Gilson Gray has seen success – including Law Firm of the Year, Managing Partner of the Year and Insolvency Lawyer of the Year, all for the second time in three years.

Cash for Kids responds to the needs of children in our communities so they can live life to the full and realise their individual potential.

Based across 22 areas in the UK, at the heart of your favourite radio stations, we support children aged 0-18 who are disabled, disadvantaged or suffering from abuse or neglect.


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