Nelson selects three charities to support.
This week the firm announced their nominated charities for the upcoming year.
Supporting three charities local to its offices in Leicester, Derby and Nottingham, employees at the Leicester office, chose Leicestershire and Rutland Headway.
Stewart Vandermark, chief executive at Nelsons, said: “Nelsons has been supporting local charities on an annual basis across the East Midlands for several years now.
"It’s something that’s become embedded in our culture and is very close to our hearts – particularly at a time when charities are still feeling the after effects of the pandemic."
“There are so many local charities doing incredible work that often fly under the radar.
"Therefore, our aim isn’t just to raise money, but it’s to also raise awareness of them and the people that work so hard behind the scenes.”
Founded in 1980, Headways’ Leicester branch opened ten years later with only one member of staff.
It has grown significantly, still furthering the mission of promoting an understanding of all aspects of brain injury.
They do this through information, support and services to survivors, their families and carers.
They campaign to reduce the incidence of brain injury after statistics showed that, in the year 2019-2020, approximately 977 acquired brain injuries were admitted into UK hospitals per day – or one roughly every 90 seconds.
Mary Goulty, services director at Headway Leicester, said: “We’re delighted that Nelsons has chosen us to be one of their three nominated charities for the coming year.
"The people they help with their services are often people we can help too – that’s why we believe this partnership is one that will be beneficial to all.
“Their funding will make a huge difference and will really help us to offer greater support, as well as enabling us to afford improved resources and even a specialist occupational therapist.
“We’re very grateful for their support and the difference it will make.”
Last year, staff chose to support Stonebridge City Farm, Alex’s Wish and Macmillan Cancer Support, and raised more than £3,300 in total for the charities.
Stewart added: “After another successful year of fundraising, we are looking forward to finding more new and interesting ways to raise vital funds for our nominated charities.
" I always feel incredibly proud of the number of people who want to get involved and, as always, we already have a few ideas in the pipeline to kickstart the year.”