Jordan’s Solicitors take Community Support and Corporate Social Responsibility seriously. We believe that as a firm we have a responsibility to make a positive difference to our clients and the places where we have a presence which means that we are passionate about supporting local communities.
The Angel of Passchendaele
Jordans Solicitors proudly sponsored the premier of the Film “The Angel of Passchendaele” which was produced by Just Druid in conjunction with Wakefield Civic Society. The premier was held at the Theatre Royal Wakefield on Tuesday 3rd July 2018.
The film was produced following huge interest after a blue plaque was unveiled to commemorate Nellie Spindler. Ms Spindler was a nurse during the First World War and was born in Wakefield. Ms Spindler joined the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service and was transferred from France to Belgium in July 1917. Working at No 44 Casualty Clearing Station she helped treat seriously injured soldiers within the range of German shells at the battle of Passchendaele.
Unfortunately Ms Spindler died aged 26 in a blast three miles from the frontline near Ypres in 1917. She was buried with full military honours and is the only woman buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, among 10,000 men. The civic society’s plaque is on the site of her former Stanley Road home.
We have been a participant in the Wakefield Artwalk since its inception welcoming a range of artists to display their artwork in our Wakefield office. The Wakefield Artwalk takes place every two months on the last Wednesday of the month. We showcase the artwork between 5pm – 8pm and feature a different artist on each event. Our doors are open for anyone to view the artwork and further information about the Wakefield Artwalk can be found here.
This year is also the 10th anniversary of the event.
We are currently in the process of becoming a dementia friendly firm and are working with Dementia Champions to train as many members of our staff into Dementia Friends.
Our Horsforth office supports the Dementia Friendly Community scheme run by Horsforth Town Council which aims to raise awareness of the condition and provide support to people living with dementia in Horsforth.
A dementia-friendly community is a city, town or village where people with dementia are understood, respected and supported and confident they can contribute to community life.
On Wednesday 13th June 2018 members of staff in our Dewsbury office baked a selection of cakes as part of the Alzheimer’s Society Cupcake Day. The cakes were sold to staff and clients and raised money for the Alzheimer’s Society.
Horsforth St Margaret’s JFC
Wakefield Beer festival
We were one of the sponsors of the Wakefield Beer festival, which was held in Unity Hall in the centre of Wakefield between 28th-30th June 2018. There was a large selection of fruit beers, the best of imported lagers, bottled beers and ciders and even a little wine and Prosecco. We sponsored a fruit cider called Tutti Frutti produced by Celtic Marches.
Dewsbury With The Homeless
Jordans regularly takes part in Dewsbury With the Homeless, with staff donating items which are then handed out to the homeless. Dewsbury With The Homeless is a volunteer led project which involves the community coming together once a month to help the homeless in Dewsbury by donating food, blankets and other essential items. The event is held on the last Sunday of the month outside Dewsbury Town Hall.
Horsforth Hall Park Cricket Club
We proudly support the Horsforth Hall Park Cricket Club and over the 2018 Easter Weekend we sponsored two barrels at their beer festival.
Here’s Chris Thomson presenting a cheque for £177.50 to Ian, Julie, Margaret & Michael of the Courtyard Cafe. This was the money we raised at the Horsforth Gala.
Wakefield Artwalk Update
On Wednesday 28th March 2018 we showcased art from Jane Walker and featured poetry from the Black Horse Poets.
On Wednesday 30th May 2018 we featured work by 17 year old artist Sabha Shafiq.
Wednesday 25th July we featured art by Michael Borkowsky & Matthew Heptinstall.