At Larcomes we take our responsibility towards the community in which we live, seriously. We play an active role in the community, not only in business but also in community life. Community spirit is actively encouraged firm-wide and as a firm we support a very wide variety of local and national charities. However, our on-going commitment to the local community does not stop with just the provision of legal services.
Over the past few years, we have raised money for the Portsmouth Young Carers by swimming from Gosport in Portsmouth to Ryde in the Isle of Wight and we also undertook ‘London’s River Marathon of 21.6 miles’, to raise money for the local charity MHA: Fratton Live at Home to help older people lead independent, active and fulfilled lives.
During the course of 2017 and 2018 we have been supporters of “The wheels for all” project which has been the main focus for the Pompey in the Community (PITC). Pompey in the Community – Wheels for all, is a community cycling scheme that offers adapted bikes and personal support to local adults and children with physical and learning disabilities, as well as older people at risk of isolation. Team Larcomes took on an epic bike ride late in 2018, to help raise much needed sponsorship for this fantastic local cause.
The firm has for the past few years sponsored Portsmouth Rugby Football Club and we are active supporters of the charity HASAG (a charity supporting Asbestos Disease Sufferers across the South of England). Throughout 2017 and again 2018 the firm have actively supported Portsmouth Downs Syndrome Association and in April 2018 the firm hosted the “Buddy Courage” quiz night, which was supported by local law firms and Portsmouth businesses alike, in aid of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth.
In 2019, the firm began supporting the charity ‘The LifeHouse’ which is a resource, support centre and kitchen that serves hot food in Albert Road, Southsea and whose aim is to target the immediate needs and issues surrounding homelessness and addiction for those in need in Southsea and Portsmouth. Several of the people that have used the Food Kitchen in the past now volunteer in the Kitchen to help them gain valuable work experience. The firm has been raising monies during the year through a series of dress-down days/cake bakes and is in the process of setting up a weekly counselling service for the users of The LifeHouse.