Pictured: Front row left to right, Jim Abbott (partner QualitySolicitors Mander Cruickshank), Kelly Dixon (solicitor), and Patricia Pearce ( trustee). Back row from left to right Margaret McStravick, Julie Caulfield, Gwen McLeod, Olwen Woolcock, Tricia Burton (charity service provider), John Mcleod and Barrie Procter (all are Trustees of the Veronica House Project – Let’s Break The Cycle).
A Leicestershire charity set up to help children who have witnessed domestic violence is £2,250 better off thanks to one of the region’s best-known legal firms.
Let’s Break The Cycle, who provide therapy to youngsters aged between four and 14 years, are based at the Marlene Reid Centre, in Belvoir Rd, Coalville, just around the corner from their latest benefactors QualitySolicitors Mander Cruickshank.
The work of the charity includes structured sessions to enable children across North West Leicestershire to rebuild self-esteem and confidence after witnessing traumatic events.
Jim Abbott, partner of QualitySolicitors Mander Cruickshank, who are only yards away from where the charity do their work, said: “Domestic violence and the issues surrounding it is something we are only too well aware of dealing in family law as we do. We’ve been aware of the work of Let’s Break The Cycle for a long time and we are honored to support what is a tremendously worthy local cause.”
The money was raised through a charity quiz held by the practice in the spring in Coalville Rugby club, in which 20 teams of four took part.
Tricia Burton, who is service provider for Let’s Break The Cycle said: “We rely so much on donations and are delighted that QualitySolicitors Mander Cruickshank have helped us in this way. We appreciate their efforts and this donation will help us continue our work to help these youngsters.”