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National charities

Each year Hugh James chooses charities for staff to support. These are charities that make a huge contribution to the communities in which our staff live and work. Each of these three charities will receive a donation from the firm as well as the benefit of staff fundraising activity and fundraising events involving our clients.

Velindre Cancer Centre

Known as the ‘Hospital of Hope,’ Velindre Cancer Centre provides specialist cancer services to over 1.5 million people in South East Wales and beyond.

Fundraising efforts and donations help the hospital to continue to be the leading provider of radiotherapy and other specialised anti-cancer treatments in Wales. It allows the team to fund projects which improve the experience and outcomes of patients receiving care and support.

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Velindre patient and nurse

Ty Hafan

Ty Hafan provides life-changing care and support to children with life shortening conditions and their families who live in Wales.

At the welcoming and vibrant hospice in Sully, and in communities and homes across the country, its team does all it can to help families enjoy time together and create precious memories.

It’s also a safe and loving haven when a child is close to the end of their life, providing comfort and expert care.

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Theodora Children’s Charity

Theodora Children’s Charity recruit and train Giggle Doctors to provide laughter and play to children in hospital.

The charity works across 22 hospitals and specialist care centres in England. They also provide giggles virtually so that children across the UK can access their services.

Each Giggle Doctor has their very own tailor-made doctor’s coat. The coats are made from hospital grade material and are designed to reflect the personality of the Giggle Doctor.

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Theodora Giggle Doctors with child patient


PAPYRUS is a UK charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people.

Founded by a group of bereaved parents who had each lost children to suicide, the charity created a suicide prevention helpline called HOPELINE247.

The helpline is staffed by trained suicide prevention advisers who work with young people, and anybody concerned for a young person, to help keep them safe from suicide which is the biggest killer of people aged 35 and under in the UK.


Hugh James also works with a broad range of charities whose work aligns with the support we give our clients. Many of our teams choose to support initiatives where their legal work aligns with the work of certain charities or support groups. They remind us why we have such a passion for what we do and inspire us to do more in support of the causes that matter most to them and their communities.

Charity partnerships

Age Cymru

Age Cymru provide vital services directly to older people in the community. They envision an age-friendly Wales where older people will enjoy good health, live safely, be free from discrimination and be active in their communities.

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Brake is a road safety charity working with communities and organisations across the UK to stop the tragedy of road deaths and injuries, make streets and communities safer for everyone, and support people bereaved and seriously injured on roads.

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Cerebral Palsy Cymru

A national centre of excellence for families in Wales with children who have cerebral palsy. The specialist team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists work together to offer transdisciplinary skills so each child benefits from their combined expertise.

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HASAG supports those affected by mesothelioma, asbestosis or any other asbestos-related disease throughout the South of England, South East, London and Home Counties. It provides a complete source of help to anyone with an asbestos-related disease and their loved ones.


Headway is the UK-wide charity that works to improve life after brain injury by providing vital support and information services. The charity also lobbies for better support and resources to be made available to people affected by brain injury and works to raise awareness of brain injury and the devastating effects it can have.

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Headway Cardiff

Headway Cardiff aims to promote understanding of all aspects of acquired brain injury and to provide information, support and services to people with acquired brain injury, their families and carers.

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Limbless Association

The Limbless Association (LA) believes no amputee need cope alone. It offers both practical and emotional support for amputees throughout their pre and post-amputation journey.

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Mesothelioma UK

Mesothelioma UK supports people with mesothelioma to live better and live longer and to prevent mesothelioma happening to future generations. It does this by advocating for better treatment and care, enhancing quality of life, supporting research and amplifying the patient’s voice.

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RoadPeace is the national charity for road crash victims in the UK. It provides information and support services to people bereaved or seriously injured in road crashes and engage in evidence based policy and campaigning work to fight for justice for victims and reduce road danger.

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Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House provides accommodation and much-needed relief for families when a child needs specialist hospital treatment far from home, allowing them to stay together and regain a sense of normalcy.

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Spinal Injures Association

SIA aims to be the go-to place for everyone affected by spinal cord injury (SCI), so that its team can quickly connect them to the vast network of people, organisations and services they need.

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South West Asbestos Support Awareness Group (SWASAG)

SWASAG is an independent, registered charity that is dedicated to helping people living with asbestos-related conditions across the South West of England, including Devon and Cornwall.