Supporting our Local Community
Hunt & Coombs believe that a business has a responsibility to support the community it practices within.
Keeping it Local
We endeavour to support local firms as suppliers in order to keep money in the local economy. Where possible, we are committed to using suppliers that share the same commitment to the environment as us, who are working towards, or who have achieved, the ‘Investors in Environment’ accreditation.
Partners at the firm have worked for the City Centre Forum and Lynne Ayres is an Executive Board Member and Fellow of Woodard Schools, a £100 million charity with local interests.
Other Partners and Fee Earners are involved in the management of Drinksense and are also involved at Trustee level for:
We are members of the Company of St Peter, a foundation set up to maintain Peterborough Cathedral. We are also a Corporate Donor and founding member of the Cathedral’s ‘Peterborough 900’ Campaign. Read more about the campaign here.
We believe that sport and physical activity is critical to the healthy development of our children and the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle as adults. We have sponsored a ‘Tug of War’ competition, provided sponsorship for both sporting and social events for Peterborough Athletic Club and provide a group discount to members of Peterborough Town Sports Club & supporters of Peterborough United Football Club, that sees 5 percent of our fees go back to the club when we are instructed by a member or supporter. This is something that we are actively seeking to expand.
Helping those in need
Senior Partner Denis White, is a Director of Drinksense, the alcohol advice charity. Consultant Lynne Ayres, is a fellow of the Peterborough Cancer Treatment Appeal and works to raise funds for them. Staff also regularly fundraise for charity or volunteer for events such as:
- Children in Need
- Wear it Pink for Breast Cancer
- Comic Relief
- Kidney Research UK
- The Green Backyard
- Race for Life
In November 2013 the firm's Huntingdon office took part in 'Will Aid'. In return for a free will, clients were asked to make a small donation, less than the cost of an actual will, to charity. The total amount raised was a staggering £5052.
The firm as a whole took part in the Big Wigs Challenge, which required monies to be raised for Sue Ryder from an initial investment of £50. After a great deal of effort from all at the firm a total of £3200 was raised for the hospice.
The firm has also organised a sporting function to highlight and fundraise for the RNIB to help them promote accessibility for affected peoples.
In the tradition of our founder, Dr Jack Hunt, we aim to support the education of local children, with strong links with local schools which we are always looking to increase. Other staff and Partners take an active role with their local schools:
Senior Partner Denis White – Foundation Governor at St John Fisher School
Consultant Lynne Ayres - Chair of Governors at The Peterborough School
Partner Simon Milburn – Community Governor at Werrington Primary School
Senior Associate Richard Boucher - Parent Governor at St Michaels School
As one of the longest-standing firms in the local area, we do our best to support the local history archives and supply deeds and other documents to the Northamptonshire Archives.
Arts and Entertainment
A Concert was held at The Cresset to fundraise for MacMillan Cancer Support. The firm was pleased to be able to sponsor such a just cause. Hunt & Coombs Solicitors also has an active role in the promotion of world class choral music taking place in Peterborough and have entered into a relationship with the world renowned The Sixteen that we hope will encourage others to care more about The Arts in the Peterborough area.