Refurbishment of 33 Wellington Street raises £3,751 for Sunshine and Smiles

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15/08/2019

Overbury raise vital funds for Walker Morris’ Charity of the Year

Image: Caroline Black, Director of Marketing at Walker Morris accepting the cheque from Jason Wheeldon, Overbury outside 33 Wellington Street

Specialist fit out company, Overbury, has raised £3,751 for Walker Morris’ Charity of the Year – Sunshine and Smiles.

The fundraising was done during the double award-winning refurbishment of 33 Wellington Street, Walker Morris’ new flagship office. During the refurbishment, Overbury asked builders and contractors to make a charity donation to use the car park at the building. During the nine month fit out, significant funds have been raised, which will be donated to the law firm’s nominated Charity of the Year.

Walker Morris’ premises at 33 Wellington Street underwent a comprehensive refurbishment and renovation program to transform the look and feel of the building and to provide a premium working environment for its 450 employees. The move from its previous premises at King Street is the largest professional services relocation in the city for almost 15 years.

Caroline Black, Head of Marketing at Walker Morris commented:

“We worked collaboratively with Overbury to look at how we could make best use of the building and its assets during the refurbishment programme whilst also helping the builders and contractors and achieving both organisations’ aims of being responsible employers within the community. Asking for a charity donation for use of the car park was such a simple but effective idea.

“We are delighted with the result which will make a real difference to our local charity Sunshine and Smiles and the vital support it provides for children and young people who have Down syndrome and their families. On behalf of Walker Morris and Sunshine and Smiles I’d like to thank all those who contributed.”

Overbury has been delighted to work with Walker Morris on this project which finished on time and on budget. The builders and contractors really appreciated being able to use the onsite parking and it is great to be able to help out a local charity in the process.

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