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Released 02/17

Gilchrist Connell – A First for Goodcompany

Specialist national insurance law firm Gilchrist Connell is excited to announce its partnership with Goodcompany – an innovative, Australian-based online platform connecting those in need with volunteer time and talent – as well as staff donations and fundraisers.

Gilchrist Connell is thrilled to be the first law firm to come on board, joining some of Australia’s biggest companies in its business partnership with Goodcompany.

Goodcompany is the first holistic charitable platform of its kind in Australia, empowering large and small companies and their staff to support over 1500 charities.   So far they have clocked up over 176,000 volunteer hours and raised almost $7.5 million for charity.

“This is a very positive partnership, as it offers the opportunity for every one of our 100+ staff at Gilchrist Connell to be part of a fantastic giving program,” said Managing Principal Richard Wood.

“Social awareness is an important part of our culture, and it was our staff who initiated this relationship, a progressive and practical way for us to offer time and skills where it’s needed and wouldn’t otherwise be available,” he said.

Launched at the beginning of the year in conjunction with Gilchrist Connell’s new staff volunteering policy, the relationship with Goodcompany will enable Gilchrist Connell’s staff across Australia to choose the charities and projects which they are passionate about, and for the charities to access professional skills that would otherwise be beyond their reach.

“We look forward to sharing our skills and working hands-on to help make a difference,” said Richard.