In any normal November many of us are greeted by the familiar sight of members of the armed forces shaking tins as they fundraise for the annual Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Yet, with lockdown meaning that large numbers of us are working remotely, this year presents a new challenges as it seeks ways to help fundraise the much needed funds.
As it so often does, the legal sector has stepped forward in an effort to make a difference. So many firms are rightly proud to support the armed forces community and their commitment can be seen through the work of the Military in Law Network, a pan-firm group created to support veterans, reservists, cadet adult volunteers, their spouses and employers in the legal sector.
By building a greater understanding of the talents and skills veterans and reservists bring to their firms, the Military in Law Network ensures firms have access to a highly valuable talent pool and that veterans and reservists have access to fulfilling roles where their capabilities will be valued. They also focus on fundraising and their aim is no different this year which is why, in the lead up to Remembrance Day, they are turning to virtual fundraising to highlight and remember those who have sacrificed for their country.
The team behind the Network has set up a Just Giving page. Click here if you are able to donate to the 11/11 Poppy Appeal.