Walker Morris supports its Charity of the Year, Sunshine & Smiles, with pro bono advice

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11/01/2019

Specialist real estate lawyers at Walker Morris have provided Sunshine & Smiles with free legal advice as part of Walker Morris’ ongoing pro bono programme. The Real Estate Team advised Sunshine & Smiles on a lease for their new café development, Café 21.

Café 21 is an exciting new project for Sunshine & Smiles and is due to open its doors on 12th January. Based in Headingley Central on Otley Road, Café 21 will provide young adults with Down syndrome with valuable work experience and training as well as offering a visible example to the local community of what Sunshine & Smiles is all about.

Sunshine & Smiles was also recently voted as Walker Morris’ 2018/19 ‘Charity of the Year’. The Firm will be organising and taking part in various events and activities to raise as many funds as possible for the charity.

Sunshine & Smiles is a Leeds-based charity that provides a vital support network for children and young people who have Down syndrome and their families. The charity offers speech and language therapy, regular groups and activities, individual support and advocacy for families, as well as raising awareness in the wider community.

Ailith Harley-Roberts at Sunshine & Smiles, said:

“Sunshine & Smiles is so grateful for the support that has been afforded via the Walker Morris real estate legal team. They have enabled us to take the next step on our journey, supporting people with Down syndrome to gain invaluable work experience & training opportunities. We are delighted to be working closely with Walker Morris colleagues over the next year as their Charity of the Year!”

Helen Moxley, at Walker Morris, added:

“We are delighted to have the opportunity of working closely with Sunshine & Smiles and supporting a charity that is already close to our hearts as our current ‘Charity of the Year’. We were able to offer free real estate legal advice to Sunshine & Smiles in support of the new and exciting Café 21 development project.

Café 21 will not only provide vital work experience and training opportunities for young adults with Down syndrome, it will also make such a difference to the community and raise awareness of the work that Sunshine & Smiles do. The advice was given as part of Walker Morris’ ongoing pro bono programme which enables us to offer free legal advice where it is needed the most.”

To find out more about Sunshine & Smiles, please visit www.sunshineandsmiles.org.uk

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