Law firm hosts charity talent show in Bristol
Performers from across law firm Burges Salmon showcased their talents at a charity event held at Bristol’s recently renovated iconic music venue, Bristol Beacon.
Titled “Burges Salmon’s Got Talent,” the event featured partners, lawyers, and business professionals performing music, singing, dancing, and stand-up comedy acts in the newly renovated Lantern Hall.
The audience of nearly 300 people, along with over 100 viewers of the live stream, enjoyed the entertainment, including a moving rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” by the firm’s choir.
The sold-out charity event raised over £23,300 through ticket sales, donations, auctions, and a raffle.
The funds will be distributed to various charities in Bristol and Edinburgh addressing the issue of food justice for children, including Feeding Bristol, the Trussell Trust, and the Edinburgh Food Project.
Burges Salmon has been actively supporting the charitable theme of “No Child Goes Hungry” for almost four years, contributing to over 30 different groups through fundraising efforts. The firm has also partnered with various organizations, providing pro-bono advice, volunteering, and in-kind support to address food poverty and aid vulnerable children lacking access to food.
The talent show served as a celebration of Burges Salmon’s longstanding partnership with Bristol Beacon, emphasizing the firm’s support for the charity during its transformative once-in-a-generation renovation.
Jamie Cameron, director in the employment team and head of community engagement at Burges Salmon, said: “Our talent show was a roaring success and we’re so proud to have raised such a phenomenal amount for our charity partners in Bristol and Edinburgh and play our part in supporting the all-important work they do in our communities to end food poverty and ensure no child goes hungry. Responsible business sits at the heart of our culture and values and is core to our ambition to being a sustainable and inclusive firm to ensure our clients, people and communities flourish. On behalf of the whole firm, I would like to thank our brave and talented singers, dancers, musicians and comedians for treating us to such a fantastic show, to our supportive audience for being so generous in their donations, and of course huge thanks to Bristol Beacon for giving us the unforgettable opportunity to be amongst the very first to perform at its new impressive venue.”