In May 2010, the Shoosmiths Fund was established by the Milton Keynes office with the Milton Keynes Community Foundation.
The Foundation was also a beneficiary of the Pennies from Heaven scheme and the firm-wide silent auction. We contributed to a number of projects totalling £5,027 in 2017/2018:
MK Gallery: £4,000 was donated to MK Gallery on 17th October 2017 to fund Art and Us, a new programme of stimulating and enjoyable art activities for families with children aged 5+ with complex needs. Funding helped to develop the expertise, confidence and capacity of the MK Gallery learning team and Associate Artists to deliver a stimulating, challenging and enjoyable programme of art explorations and activities engaging families with a child or children with physical or learning disability.
Awake to Know Africa: £477.00 was donated to Awake to know Africa on 22 January 2018 towards an event to showcase the talents of local young people to connect communities, sharing and celebrating different cultures, creating important opportunity for people to meet and make lasting connections,
Truby’s Garden Tea Room: £550.00 was donated towards the Great Get Together Iftaar on 17 April 2018, which invited people from a variety of backgrounds together for the opening the fast during Ramadan, promoting dialogue across faith and cultural groups to build trust and cohesion within the Milton Keynes community.