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Law firm offers to fund law degree tuition fees for struggling student living in Coventry or Warwickshire

Editorial Correspondent 9th Feb, 2021 Updated: 9th Feb, 2021

A LAW firm celebrating its 175th anniversary is offering to pay law degree tuition fees for a prospective young student in Coventry and Warwickshire.

As one of its anniversary celebration initiatives, Wright Hassall in Leamington Spa has launched an award to help a young person from the region, who would otherwise struggle to afford university, to study for a three-year undergraduate law degree.

Sixth formers wishing to enter the Wright Hassall Law Award – which involves submitting a short essay – should register their interest via wrighthassall175 – with the winner set to be selected ahead of the 2022 academic year.

Sarah Perry, managing partner at Wright Hassall, said: “The heart of Wright Hassall is its employees and the firm has always had an ethos of caring and supporting its staff, particularly when life deals them a bit of a blow – and this ethos is reflected into the wider community, too.

“We would not be celebrating our 175th anniversary if the firm hadn’t had the support of our clients and the wider community over the years we’ve been in business, and this year is about us giving something back.

Talented artists are also being given the opportunity to have their painting, drawing or photo a well-known Warwickshire landmark featured in Wright Hassall’s 2022 calendar, with all proceeds going towards the law firm’s chosen four charities for the year: Helping Hands Community project, Warwick District Foodbank, Tiny Tim’s Children’s Centre and Warwickshire Young Carers.

Other initiatives celebrations the anniversary include joining Wright Hassall’s ‘175 running club’ on Strava to run 175km by December 31 2021, as well as the opportunity to take part in a one-day 75km bike ride later this year.

The firm will also be providing 175 trees at its Olympus House headquarters for the public to collect and plant later this year,  and has launched its ‘175 acts of kindness’ project urging people to nominate someone who has made a difference to someone else’s life or the wider community.  The winning nominations each month will get a chance to donate their prize money to a charity of their choice with a winning prize of £1,175 being available at the end of the year.

To get involved visit wrighthassall175

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