09 September 2016

From Monday 12 to Friday 16 September, 121 people from Burges Salmon will be undertaking a community engagement project for local charity Young Bristol.

The volunteering project will involve 121 Burges Salmon people from across the firm’s Operations and Employment Law teams spending the week developing the Young Bristol outdoor pursuits centre at Kingcott Farm (Beggar Bush Lane, Bristol).

Working in teams, the tasks the firm will be undertaking for Young Bristol will range from extending its low ropes facility, building tunnels, sowing wild flowers and even building a compost loo. 

The goal is to develop the facilities so that more children can make use of the site and also extend use to young people with disabilities.

Young Bristol is a youth-driven charity that works to offer a choice of opportunities and experiences for all young people. The charity is recognised as one of Bristol’s leading providers of community based youth services, though its community youth club network based in some of Bristol’s most challenging communities, and a valued provider of outdoor activities, creative arts, instructor training and informal educational programmes for young people during their critical non-school hours.

Young Bristol provides positive activities and safe places where young people can build confidence, skills, self-esteem whilst having fun and improving their pathway to employment. It is committed to and recognised for significantly contributing to the healthy development of young people – especially those who need it most.

Lee Williams, Chief Executive at Young Bristol, said: “We are grateful to the Burges Salmon team for helping with such an exciting project. The number of people and amount of resources the firm is contributing is great and the work that will be undertaken will make a real, tangible difference to young people in Bristol."


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Cheryl Parkhouse

Cheryl Parkhouse Senior Associate

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