11 July 2019 South East law firm Coffin Mew announces new charity of the year

Sep 11, 2019

Leading South East law firm Coffin Mew has announced their new staff nominated charity this year is Plastic Oceans UK, the UK’s first plastic pollution charity


Liz Cheaney, HR Director at Coffin Mew, said:

 “Plastic Oceans UK is a great UK charity and we are excited to be supporting them this year. Having a positive impact on our environment is one of the five key pillars of our CSR strategy and is something that really matters to us. With many of our offices along the south coast Plastic Oceans UK is great fit for us and we are hoping our support helps shine a light on this pressing issue.”

Coffin Mew, which has offices in Portsmouth, Brighton, Southampton, Gosport, London and Newbury has a long history of commitment and support to local community groups and charities and are committed to giving their time, energy, skills and ideas to projects and events. Coffin Mew are committed to looking for opportunities to minimise their impact on the environment and to reduce their carbon footprint and use sustainable resources.

Jo Ruxton, CEO at Plastic Oceans UK, said: 

“Plastic Oceans UK is delighted to be chosen as this year’s charity of choice by Coffin Mew, a law firm who are taking strides in reducing their carbon and plastic footprints. We’re thrilled they’ve gone beyond current regulation on companies and are actively caring for the environment. We look forward to joining Coffin Mew on this journey, helping to align business with the natural world.”

To kick off their year of support Coffin Mew supported Plastic Free Day, organised by The Final Straw Solent. Staff used their Coffin Mew reusable coffee cups instead of buying single-use coffee cups, used reusable shopping bags to buy their lunch and employees in the Brighton office picked up plastic litter from the beach.

They will be organising fund raising events across the year, the first of which was a charity netball tournament which raised £600 with businesses from across the region fielding teams.