A&L Goodbody partners with Simon Community NI

A&L Goodbody partners with Simon Community NI

Pictured (left–right): Jim Dennison, chief executive of Simon Community NI; Michael Neill, head of A&L Goodbody's Belfast office; trainee solicitor Lauren Hudson; and Brian Shanks, corporate partnerships manager at Simon Community

A&L Goodbody (ALG) has announced a new partnership with homelessness charity Simon Community NI.

The leading homelessness charity in Northern Ireland, Simon Community NI offers specialist support services including homelessness prevention, accommodation services, health, well-being and practice development and young people’s support services.

Michael Neill, head of office at ALG in Northern Ireland, said: “Alongside the array of creative fundraising activities typically expected with such partnerships, our employees will have the opportunity to create meaningful impact by volunteering their time and providing their legal expertise on a pro bono basis to support Simon Community NI and its clients.”

Brian Shanks, corporate partnerships manager at Simon Community NI, added: “Corporate, charity partnerships play a really important role in supporting Simon Community in our efforts to end homelessness in Northern Ireland.

“Through a combination of fundraising, volunteering and pro bono they can help us in a variety of ways to effectively impact our work. We are excited to partner with a well-known and prestigious legal firm such as A&L Goodbody and look forward to exploring potential opportunities to work together over the coming months.”

Highlighting ALG’s record of investment in its corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy, Mr Neill said: “ALG has always been committed to investing in the passions and interests of our employees and clients – be they in sport, arts and culture, or charitable and community endeavours.

“Through our CSR programme, we have been proud to partner with several charities and social enterprises working across Northern Ireland — including the Welcome Organisation, Business in the Community NI, Arts & Business NI, Aspiring Solicitors and Inspire. We very much look forward to working with Simon Community NI in this latest partnership.”

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