Bookers & Bolton in the Community
Community has always been at the heart of what we do at Bookers & Bolton Solicitors.
We have dedicated employees that regularly raise money for their own charities as well as projects the firm supports.
This service connects people in the Eastbrooke and Wooteys wards to the town centre on Saturdays when there is no bus.
Bookers & Bolton Solicitors provide financial support, legal advice, printing and other services free of charge.
Our Paralegal Apprentice, Stephanie Roke, calls regulars on the service list each week to let them know it’s running and see if they are going to hop on board.
Alton Community Cupboard is run entirely by volunteers who rescue food from supermarkets and share it with the community. This helps the environment and those who are living in food poverty – a win-win!
It now has a shop based in Westbrooke Walk in Alton.
We provide free legal advice, printing and other support. Our Senior Partner, Gideon Cristofoli, and Practice Manager, Paula Langley, are both avid supporters’.
We were excited to offer direct sponsorship to local lad and go-kart racer, Samuel Gay. He has written race reports and we have followed his progress with pride, delighted to see him racing in the Bookers & Bolton colours. 2021 is his last year of racing as he hopes to join the marines.
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We support Centrepoint by sponsoring a room each year. They provide homeless young people with accommodation, health support and life skills in order to get them back in to education, training and employment. They want to end homelessness by 2037.
We believe that all young people deserve a good start in life and understand that this isn’t always the case. Our Practice Manager, Paula Langley, used to be Head of Special Needs in secondary education and has witnessed first hand the way young lives can be affected by situations beyond their control. If we can help support young people in to a healthy and productive life then we can help them build a great future. This has an impact, not only on that individual, but on society as a whole, with a reduction in youth offending rates, mental health issues and suicide.
It all started in 2018 when founders, Brandon Block, Michelle Allan and Gaynor Murphy met and discussed their everyday problems. All in their 40 somethings the one thing they all related to was the feeling of wanting to be happier. Bringing together decades of experience in the entertainment, wellbeing and education industries Happy Days for Everyone was born.
Our Senior Partner, Gideon Cristofoli, is a trustee for this charity whose mission is to empower people to grow their own happiness from within. He provides free legal advice and support to the team.
Founded by Lisa Good, this charity does what it can to clean up our seas and waterways, whilst promoting the dangers of rubbish and plastics that end up in the oceans.
Both our Practice Manager, Paula Langley and Senior Partner, Gideon Cristofoli, are avid supporters and often help out with litter picks and beach cleans. Gideon is a keen surfer and Paula has a love of wildlife photography, and so both understand the need to protect our oceans. Gideon provides free legal advice and support.
In-house training and support
We have become a training provider and always look for opportunities to provide our local young people with an opportunity to work and learn on the job. We have partnered with East Hampshire District Council to provide Apprenticeships and we have signed up to the national scheme this year.
We encourage all of our staff to continue studying and understand this is key to personal growth, the health of our own business and for developing a skilled workforce within the town.