Community Support

As one of the longest standing businesses in the town we have strong ties with the local Oldham community and work with many local charities, schools and not for profit organisations.

Here are some of the activities that our team are passionate about outside of the office:

Senior Partner, Vijay Srivastava is Former Chairman of Governors at Hulme Grammar Schools one of the area’s leading schools. For further details visit

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Senior Partner Vijay Srivastava was the driver of a project at Hulme Grammar School (where he was Chairman of Governors) that saw ‘old boy’, hero and the world’s leading war surgeon, David Nott, return to his old stomping ground to open the school’s new £500,000 science centre.

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Vijay is an assessor for the Oldham Enterprise Fund (part of Oldham Enterprise Trust) which is a local easy to access fund aimed at supporting new and existing businesses based in Oldham. It offers the opportunity to bid for funding in the form of low cost loans and small grants but also delivers high quality free business support both before and after the application.

Vijay has been appointed a trustee of Francis House Children’s Hospice. The Manchester hospice cares for children with a short life expectancy. For more details please visit

Partner, Rachel Damianou is Foundation Governor at St Anne’s Church in Lydgate, where she’s on the Parish Hall Management Committee and also runs the Youth Group.

Associate Solicitor, Jyoti Patel, is a Trustee of Peshkar, an organisation that improves the lives of young people through the arts.

We are thrilled to announce that our Partner John Porter has been made Chair of Governors of Oldham Sixth Form College.

Rachel and Jyoti in our Trusts, Wills and Probate department are mentors for Career Ready students at Oldham College where they support students in growing confidence and enhancing their employability skills.

John Porter, one of our Senior Partner’s is a trustee of the Pinnacle learning trust which is a multi-Academy trust which has within its family Oldham 6th form College, Hathershaw College and Werneth primary school

Emily Brearley plays for Warriors Netball who we are proud sponsors of.

Some examples of the events we’re involved in:

We run free legal clinics in Saddleworth and Todmorden, you can simply drop in and speak to one of our team about any legal matter that is troubling you.

We are members of the Dementia Action Alliance, an organisation across England committed to transforming the lives of people with dementia and their carers.

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Our Wills department is pleased to support the Cancer Research Free Wills Scheme which runs throughout the year and is also a campaign supporter of Remember a Charity

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Staff at our Oldham office left their suits at home and wearing their jeans on Jeans for Genes Day which takes place every year around September.  We will each be making a donation of £2 in return for wearing jeans on the day.

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We’re delighted to have been part of the Manchester Airport Choir formed by The BBC and Gareth Malone OBE, for the 75th Anniversary Charity Concert. It was in aid of Medcare. Vijay’s wife, Praveena Srivastava, is also one of the choir members. For more information and details, please click here.


Praveena Srivastava climbed Mam Tor in Derbyshire with work colleagues from the Dubai-based company DNATA. The climb was in aid of DNATAs project to build a school in Africa.

Donations to the church to help with its upkeep and work.

We are a friend of the Saddleworth Village Olympics

We also help support fundraising efforts for local charities and here are some of the people we have helped:

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Partner, Rachel Damianou is a Trustee of Dr Kershaw’s Hospice that provide a range of services tailored to those within the community living with life-limiting illness, along with their families.

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Wrigley Claydon staff wore Christmas jumpers to work on Friday 15th December 2017 (National Christmas Jumper Day) and raised £126 for Action Oldham.

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This year, Wrigley Claydon staff sent £35 to the Alzheimer’s Society instead of sending Christmas cards to each one another in the office.

Wrigley Claydon staff wore Christmas Jumpers for National Christmas Jumper Day (2021) to raised money for Oldham Salvation Army

Associate solicitor, Emily Lamb, helped raise money for Refuge Charity by running 31km in 31 days.

Associate solicitor, Emily Lamb, helped raise money for Refuge Charity by running 31km in 31 days.

We have also been active in other events in and around the community:

Easter Goodies for Charity

Easter Knitted Chick Appeal: Louise Davies raised £300 in aid of Francis House

A huge thank you to everyone who supported Louise Davies’ campaign for Francis House, including Apex Computing Services and XLOS stationary supplies. Louise who is PA to Senior Partner, Vijay Srivastava knitted Easter Goodies which were sold for charity. The ‘Easter Knitted Chick Appeal’, which started over two decades ago, has today ‘blossomed’ into one…

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Zahra’s Cake Sale for Turkey and Syria

On February 6th, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Southern Turkey and Northern Syria, followed by multiple secondary earthquakes. This devastated millions of lives and led to more than 50,000 deaths. In response to the disaster, people worldwide showed their support by raising money to be donated for aid and relief. Family Paralegal, Zahra Ali, stepped…

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Sign up for a free Will during Dr. Kershaw’s April Will Month

Wrigley Claydon Solicitors have once again partnered with Dr Kershaw’s Hospice to provide the community with access to Will writing services whilst raising vital funds for patient care. This gives those who haven’t yet got a will the opportunity to access the expertise of local solicitors whilst supporting the Hospice. Rachel Damianou at Wrigley Claydon…

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Congratulations to Rhona Royle and Sadia Rahman who have joined the Partnership

Wrigley Claydon are pleased to announce that Rhona Royle (Head of Family) and Sadia Rahman (Head of Conveyancing) have joined the Partnership. Both have overseen the growth and development of their respective departments, enhancing the Firms reputation in the fields of Family and Property Law at the Firms Manchester, Oldham and Todmorden offices. This increases…

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Incredible Edible Todmorden

A community food scheme in Todmorden where fruit and vegetables are grown in public places across the town for the town’s residents to pick and eat has inspired a global movement of growers. Incredible Edible Todmorden have had gardeners take over unused or unattractive bits of public land to plant food to feed the community. It…

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Singing for the brain

It is a well-known fact that singing helps many people with dementia. It is not only helpful for people with dementia but generally boosts and improves mental well-being. At this time of year there are many opportunities to have a good old-fashioned sing song . Oldham Metro are this Saturday holding their annual carol concert…

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