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    Charity of the year

    We began our Charity of the Year partnership programme in 2021. Through this scheme we currently work with firms, both in Cambridge and from the wider UK, who select the IWF as their charity of the year and support us in a variety of ways, including running fundraisers on our behalf, and raising the profile of the IWF through their networks.

    These partnerships allow us to collaborate closely with organisations with whom we share common values and ethics but who we would otherwise not normally get the opportunity to work alongside.

    We engage positively with our partners, helping them to fulfil their corporate social responsibility objectives through activities that encourage teamwork and positive staff participation while bringing attention to the vital work that we do at the IWF.

    We hope to grow this programme with organisations that would like to work with us, whether from the UK or further afield.

    BDB Pitmans

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    BDB Pitmans is a law firm with offices in London, Southampton, Reading and Cambridge. The Cambridge branch chose us as their Charity of the Year in summer 2021, and we’re proud that they want to continue working with us until at least summer 2023.

    Fundraising activity has included events such as sponsorship of charity runners and charity running vests at the Cambridge Half Marathon and selling branded lanyards to their staff across the UK.

    BDB Pitmans have also provided regular use of their London and Cambridge offices to host IWF meetings and training sessions. Their nationwide client magazine, Building Better, featured a double-page spread focused on IWF’s tech-for-good work, to encourage support and increase awareness of our organisation.

    The firm regularly promotes the IWF on their website and social media and offers a wealth of in-house expertise, including specialist charity lawyers who can be on hand for advice.


    BDB Pitmans Marketing Director Kevin Peake

    Trenches Law

    We were delighted to partner with Hampshire firm Trenches Law in the summer of 2022. Legal experts in electronic communications, the firm’s responsibilities include working with alternative network ISPs in the UK. This is a key future sector for the IWF to engage with in our work to protect all internet users.

    At the Connected Britain Conference in September 2022, Trenches Law promoted the IWF at their exhibition stand and aided introductions on our behalf with prospective Members.

    As well as future fundraising efforts, Trenches Law employees run an annual charity day when they’ll carry out their chosen fundraising activity in support of the IWF.