T:+44 (0)1892 515 121 F: +44 (0)1892 544 878 E: firstname.lastname@example.org DX: 3954 Tunbridge Wells Cripps Harries Hall LLPWallside House12 Mount Ephraim RoadTunbridge WellsKent TN1 1EGLondon office:53 Chandos Place, London WC2N 4HST: +44 (0)20 7930 7879This publication gives general guidance only. It may not always apply and is not intended to replace specific legal advice. Weuse the word "partner" to refer to a member of the LLP, or anemployee or consultant who is a lawyer with equivalentstanding and qualifications. ©Cripps Harries Hall LLPCrippsActionBuilding for the futurewww.crippslaw.comCripps' Charity of the Year Each year our staff vote for a charity tosupport. This year we have chosenBuild Africa, a charity based inTunbridge Wells that worksexclusively in rural areas ofUganda and Kenya to helpyoung people escapepoverty through education.The introduction in bothcountries offree primaryeducationresulted in amassiveincrease indemand. Sadly thiswas not matched by anincrease in resources andtherefore the majority of children are unable toaccess a decent education. Children who arelucky enough not to be sent out to work attendovercrowded, poorly managed schools withteacher shortages, absenteeism, poor teachingand a lack of learning materials.Three out of four children drop out beforecompleting primary school and only 20% achieverecommended competency levels in literacy andnumeracy.Build Africa aims is to break this cycle of povertyby contributing to the construction of schoolsand working closely with the local community soas to leave parents and the managementcommittee in a position where the school cancontinue to thrive.So far it has helped over 100,000 young childrenin both countries and this year we will besupporting Build Africa in the construction ofnew classrooms at a school in the Naivash Districtof Kenya by undertaking a variety offundraising activities. Mike Vos,one of our partners, tookpart in this year's LondonMarathon and later inthe year there will be'Stars in Cripps Eyes'where members ofstaff will (attempt to)impersonate theirfavourite celebrities!To find out moreinformation about thisyear's charity please visitwww.build-africa.org or ifyou would like to make acontribution please liaise withOliver Morris.Offering a helping handOne of our latest community projects is tosupport a mentoring scheme run by the KentFoundation.Kent Foundation is a charity which provides helpfor young people in Kent to establish and developtheir business ideas and opportunities. Thementoring scheme will match each participatingmember of our staff with a young person. Thementor will provide them with one to one supportand guidance to help that person's businessreach its full potential.We see this as an exciting opportunity to supportour community by putting our skills andexperience to use in a sustainable way. Our firsttwo employees have completed their training andare waiting to be matched, so watch this space! FIND OUT MOREOliver MorrisPartner T:01892 506 262E:email@example.comFor moreinformation on ourCrippsAction schemeplease contact :iThis year we have chosen BuildAfrica, a charity based inTunbridge Wells that worksexclusively to help young peopleescape poverty througheducation.