Goughs Solicitors are proud to support charities in and around Wiltshire

Charity of the year

Our charity of the year from April 2021 is Youth Adventure Trust.

Youth Adventure Trust provide life changing opportunities for vulnerable young people aged between 11 and 16 who come from Wiltshire and Swindon. They do this through their early stage, long term outdoor activity programme.

The 3 school year programme combines consistent mentoring, guidance and support with outdoor adventure activities where they can build resilience and confidence and unlock their true potential. Since 1992 they have helped over 4,000 vulnerable young people to broaden their horizons and learn valuable life skills, helping them to face the challenges in their lives so that they can look forward to a positive future.

Partner, and Head of Private Client, Emma Taylor, said, “We are delighted to be supporting a local charity that provides such important work for our communities.

Goughs will organise a variety of fundraising activities over the coming 12 months to raise as much money as possible for the cause. In previous years, activities have included abseiling, mountain-climbing, car-boot sales, bake sales and more, so I’m really looking forward to what the team will be doing this year.”

Philippa Cox of Youth Adventure Trust commented, “Youth Adventure Trust are delighted to be working with Goughs and their staff.  We share Gough’s values of trust, accountability, excellence, engagement and teamwork and through outdoor activities provide a safe environment for our young people to learn these values as well as important life skills to help them fulfill their potential.  Together we will be able to transform the lives of vulnerable young people who live and go to school in the towns where Goughs have their offices.”

For more information on the work carried out by Youth Adventure Trust please email

Our charity of the year process

With our Charity of the Year initiative, we aim to apply our Goughs values of trust, teamwork, engagement, excellence and accountability beyond our immediate reach. We achieve this by supporting charitable causes to make a tangible difference within the Wiltshire communities we serve and with them, our clients and employees.

At Goughs we have a strong track record of building successful corporate partnerships with our respective Charities of the Year, having supported a wide variety of causes over the years. Our teams are passionate about getting involved in a varied and creative mix of fundraising efforts, both organised by ourselves and our partner charities. Beyond this we are keen to actively and regularly engage with you throughout the year to explore ways to work together, keeping our relationship dynamic and making the most of our twelve months of collaboration.

In our experience, truly engaging our whole workforce in our charity partnerships is crucial for making the most of the Charity of the Year cooperation. Where this has previously worked well, for example has been through volunteering opportunities for our colleagues which have proven to be a fantastic way of building a deeper and more enduring relationship between our organisations. We are also keen to hear about any events or initiatives you are planning and will encourage and support our colleagues to contribute in any way they can.

December 2021

On 31st December 2021, we will stop taking new applications for our 2022-2023 Charity of the Year.

January 2022

All applications will be reviewed by the Goughs Selection Committee.

March 2022

The Head of Charity will contact the successful Charity.

April 2022

We will launch our Charitable partner for the 2022-2023 period.

Working with our respective Charities of the Year has been a fulfilling and rewarding experience for all of us in the past and we are grateful for the opportunities we have been given to get involved.

In essence, all we would like to ask from you is your enthusiasm for our partnership. A passion for sharing your purpose and goals with our colleagues as well as proactiveness to help us foster collaboration in a variety of ways are important to us.

We believe that a dynamic and engaging approach to working together from the start is a main ingredient for the continued fantastic results we achieve with our Charity of the Year initiative.

Please see the below online form to apply to be our Charity of the Year 2022-2023. The deadline for applications is 31st December 2021.

We look forward to receiving your application. 

You can apply to be our charity of the year by completing this form:

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Between 2018 and 2019, employees at Wiltshire-based law firm Goughs Solicitors have been fundraising and hosting staff events and are proud to have raised over £14,000 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance. 

Since the beginning of Goughs’ partnership with the charity, they have managed to raise in excess of £30,000 for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

Goughs Solicitors were proud to support the Royal United Hospital, Bath, Forever Friends Wills Month in November 2020.

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