A West Midlands legal firm’s charitable foundation has donated £1,000 to an organisation which provides support to women and children who have suffered domestic violence and abuse.

Law firm mfg Solicitors, through its charitable foundation, has donated the four-figure sum to Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid as the charity continues its work to support hundreds of people every year.

The charity, which is based on Bristol Street in central Birmingham, relies on donations and funding throughout the year which enable it to run activities and wellbeing sessions for women and children. Sessions also include activities such as themed craft and cooking sessions which aim to help people regain confidence and learn new skills.

Sharon Lerry, senior associate and chair of the law firm’s CSR Committee, said: “For over 40 years Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid has provided an absolute lifeline for hundreds of women and children and saved them from domestic abuse and violence.

“The team at the charity are well known and widely respected for the amazing work they do every day. We know they will put the donation to great use and we hope it will help them continue to deliver their wonderful support programmes and activities.”

Kathleen Williams, Business and Infrastructure Support Manager at Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid added: “Our services operate through public sector funding, corporate sponsorships, grant funding and public donations. We also rely on the generosity of our supporters and therefore we’re delighted to receive the donation from mfg’s charitable foundation.

“The money will be used to run arts and crafts and wellbeing sessions with women and children who are living in refuge having fled abuse. These group sessions promote self-care and allow families to relax and enjoy themselves in a fun, safe environment.”

For more information, readers can visit the charity’s website through https://bswaid.org/