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30km for Leeds Mind: An Unexpected Journey!

On Saturday 13 July 20 employees, nine family members, and six dogs completed a 30km sponsored walk in aid of Blacks’ Charity of the Year, Leeds Mind. Walkers began to arrive at Bingley Station at around 9am. By 9:30am we were all present and correct, had made a fuss over the dogs, dished out all […]

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The Wharefedale Ton: 100 Miles for Leeds Mind

I recently took part in the Wharefedale Ton, the 100 mile Charity Bike Ride. Whilst the entry fee goes to supporting Marie Curie, riders can also choose to raise money for a charity of their choice. I decided to raise money for Blacks’ Charity of the Year, Leeds Mind, which helps raise awareness of mental […]

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Women in (and out of) Law

Recently my colleague Anushka Nicholas and I had the pleasure of attending the Women in Law Summit in London where the presentations, workshops, and seminars in which we participated were inspiring, encouraging, and uplifting. From panel discussions led by women at the top of their field, to talks delivered by aspiring young professionals, there was […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

You may be aware that this week has been Mental Health Awareness Week. To help raise awareness of mental health problems, which may affect any one of us during our lifetimes, Blacks Solicitors arranged a number of talks and activities for its staff. Massages To kick off the week we arranged for a massage therapist […]

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A Personal Journey: Running for Mind

My running journey started in July 2016 shortly after I had lost a close friend to suicide. Joe was a lovely young man with such a kind heart. He always had this big beautiful grin on his face and was so welcoming to everyone. After the initial shock and once the funeral had taken place, […]

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Blacks Solicitors Kick-Start Fundraising for Leeds Mind

This year Blacks’ employees voted for Leeds Mind to be their chosen Charity of the Year and the CSR team have been busy developing an exciting events calendar full of fundraising activities for the year ahead! In addition to raising money, we also want to do our best to raise awareness of Leeds Mind who […]

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Change for charities

As the use of cash for everyday purchases diminishes, and the use of contactless cards and mobile pay tools become the norm, it is becoming clear that charities will need to adapt and move away from traditional fundraising techniques. Interestingly, in their March 2018 report the Charities Aid Foundation also found that although the amount […]

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Brownlee Tri Corporate Challenge

The enthusiastic team at Blacks Solicitors are always ‘up’ for a challenge (Cycling from Leeds to Paris, cycling from Newcastle to London non-stop and entering a team in this weekend’s Yorkshire Marathon), so when we were invited to enter the Brownlee Tri Corporate Challenge we couldn’t say no. The adrenaline was pumping when I arrived […]

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Best Law firm in Yorkshire…for Touch Rugby

Last night saw team @LawBlacks take part in the annual Wooden Spoon touch rugby tournament, with the heightened excitement this year of playing on the hallowed turf of Headingley stadium. With the rugby union World Cup coming to the city of Leeds later this year and the following fixtures at Elland Road; Italy vs Canada […]

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Plan, Talk, Live

Plan, Talk, Live is the theme of the Dying Matters Week organised by the charity Dying Matters to take place between the 18 and 24 May 2015. The aim of the week is to have the population talk about death and planning for later life both of which are such taboo subjects. Local events are […]

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