Pictured (L-R): Graham Jones, CEO, Solas Project; Catherine Guy, managing partner; and Mark Kavanagh, partner, ByrneWallace
The Solas Project works to equip and empower young people growing up at a socio-economic and educational disadvantage to reach their full potential.
ByrneWallace’s corporate responsibility programme extends to pro bono work, charitable giving, local involvement and volunteerism and the firm supports a number of charitable organisations and community-based projects.
Recently, the company’s managing partner Catherine Guy participated for the third time in the Focus Ireland Shine a Light Night 2015, joining over 50 business leaders in a sleep out to raise funds and awareness for those experiencing homelessness.
Graham Jones, head gardener and CEO, Solas Project, said: “We are delighted to have ByrneWallace on board as strategic partner and look forward to working with them over the next 12 months. Volunteering is the lifeblood of our organisation. When a young person realises an individual is there not because they have to but because they believe in them and want to support them, this leads to an increased sense of self-worth.”
Catherine Guy, managing partner, ByrneWallace, added: “As a law firm, we recognise that we have a responsibility to make and can make, a real difference to our society and our community. Corporate responsibility is an integral part of the ethos of ByrneWallace. As a member of the business community, we are committed to ensuring that we also contribute to and benefit the communities and the environment in which we work. We are delighted to have this opportunity to support Solas Project. In addition to supporting their fund raising efforts, we also hope that by actually participating in their programmes we can help to make an impact on the lives of the children and young people involved.”