Society digs deep for local charities


Society digs deep for local charities



Members of Birmingham Law Society have dug deep into their pockets to raise more than £9,000 for local charities Birmingham Law Centre and SIFA Fireside.

The money was raised at events held throughout the year including the Society’s annual Legal Awards and President’s Dinner, as well as its inaugural talent competition, BLS Has Got Talent, which raised more than £3000 on the night.

The funds raised will go towards providing free help and representation for people in some of the most deprived areas of the City.

Martin Allsopp, vice president of Birmingham Law Society, presented Pete Lowen, chief executive officer at Birmingham Law Centre, and Simon Coghlan, a trustee of SIFA Fireside, with a cheque for £9,243.83.

Mr Allsopp said: “As always, our members have been extremely generous in their support of our nominated charities and have had a lot of fun in the process.

“Both Birmingham Law Centre and SIFA Fireside work hard to make the lives of those in our wider community better, and we are pleased to be able to help support them in their endeavours.”

Birmingham Law Centre is an independent, not-for-profit, solicitor-led agency providing free legal advice on debt, welfare benefits and housing. SIFA Fireside, based in Digbeth, works to tackle homelessness, alcohol misuse and social exclusion across the City.

Photo caption: Martin Allsopp presents a cheque to Pete Lowen (left) of Birmingham Law Centre and Simon Coghlan (right) of SIFA Fireside.