Todmorden in Bloom is a voluntary group dedicated to creating a big, bright, beautiful blooming community in the heart of the Pennines.
Senior Partner, Vijay Srivastava is Former Chairman of Governors at Hulme Grammar Schools one of the area’s leading schools. For further details visit www.hulme-grammar.oldham.sch.uk.
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.
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.
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
Some examples of the events we’re involved in:
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.
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:
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.
Wrigley Claydon staff wore Christmas jumpers to work on Friday 15th December 2017 (National Christmas Jumper Day) and raised £126 for Action Oldham.
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.
We have also been active in other events in and around the community:
Associate solicitor, Emily Lamb, helped raise money for Refuge Charity by running 31km in 31 days. Refuge opened the world’s first refuge in Chiswick, West London, in 1971. It is now the country’s largest single provider of specialist accommodation and support to women and children escaping domestic violence and other forms of violence and abuse.…
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…
Every year, thousands of little woolly chicks and bunnies flock into Francis House, knitted by crafty supporters from across the world. The chicks are filled with a donated chocolate egg each and sold in schools, stores and businesses all across Greater Manchester to raise funds for the hospice. The hospice needs over £33m a year…
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…
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…
As we say goodbye to 2019 and welcome in 2020, now is the time to make some changes and make New Year’s Resolutions Here are Wrigley Claydon’s Top Resolutions for 2020: Make a Will Quite worryingly nearly two thirds of adults in the UK do not have an up-to-date Will. By making a Will, you can…
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…
This Friday we will be taking part in the World’s Biggest #CoffeeMorning on behalf of @macmillancancer There will be plenty of tea, coffee and cakes so please do pop in and show your support!@macmillancoffee @MacmillanOldham
World War One Memorial at Oldham Parish Church The Poppies knitted by Louise Davies, PA to Senior Partner Vijay Srivastava, covered the rails of Oldham Parish Church near the memorial. This Sunday marks 100 years since the end of the First World War.
Appeal for the homeless in Manchester Dear All, A friend is running an appeal for the homeless in Manchester again this Christmas. If anyone would like to make a donation then please would you let me have your wrapped shoebox by 21 November. If you are unable to put together a shoebox and would like…
On Friday 28th September, we took part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Thank you to everyone who donated and took part in our #MacmillanCoffeeMorning In the pictures: 1) Gran Drake Owen of Glen Drake- Owen of Breakey Nuttall and Paul Harding 2)Irene Knaggs, Joyce Munro and Shirley Ibbotson 3)…
As part of our pledge to Oldham’s Dementia Action Alliance, Caremark Oldham and Wrigley Claydon are running FREE ‘Let’s Talk about Dementia’ sessions for those interested in understanding a bit more about dementia and the small things you can do to help people with the condition. A diagnosis of dementia can seem daunting but…