Haberman Ilett’s CSR programme was set up to provide an opportunity for both the firm and our staff to give back to the causes we care about. Every decision made, be it a one-off charity day or ongoing CSR partnership, represents the interests of everyone in the firm and this, we believe, has in no small part contributed to its success.
Each year the CSR committee chooses charities from those nominated by members of our firm. For 2019 we have chosen the Ian Hutcheon Clinic for Children (IHCC) – a charity dedicated to improving the hearing outcomes of children in developing countries which was started by the parents of our own Nathan Choudhury. IHCC was founded in November 2011 in memory of Ian Hutcheon, who devoted a lot of his time and energy into ensuring that young people were given opportunities in life to better themselves, as well as being involved in healthcare and medical research.
The charity operates clinics (including a mobile clinic) in Uganda, which focus on the prevention and early intervention of childhood hearing loss. Without this assistance, children with hearing impairments have difficulties in the development of speech and language, social integration and educational achievement. This is a charity where even a small contribution can make a significant difference: a baby can be screened for just £5, and a year of hearing aids for a hearing impaired child costs just £20.
To find out about our activities in support of these and previous charity partners, please click on the news articles in the column to the right or contact Lexi Boyes.