Last week Moray & Agnew announced its support of UNICEF’s Give the World a Shot program.
For each employee of the national firm who receives their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 31 December 2021, Moray & Agnew will donate to UNICEF the amount needed to vaccinate at least one person in an international jurisdiction in need.
Participation is encouraged within the firm but is voluntary.
The firm is also making an initial donation equating to 5 per cent of the firm’s headcount to recognise that some of its people may not be able to receive a vaccination.
Newcastle Managing Partner, Sean O’Sullivan said that the impacts of COVID-19 are far reaching, and that the organisation wanted to do something that could help in any way possible.
“COVID-19 knows no borders. The devastation we have seen, from India to Brazil, impacts us all as a global community,” Sean said.
“To beat the virus, we have to see the bigger picture. Not only do we need to vaccinate ourselves, we’ll only begin to recover from the pandemic when people in lower-income countries have access to vaccines, tests and treatments too.”
Moray & Agnew’s staff are proud of the firm’s participation in the program:
“This is a fantastic initiative from our firm. It’s great to be involved in a global solution to assist those in a less fortunate position.” – Special Counsel, Megan Palmer.
“It’s easy to forget, as our lockdowns extend, just how lucky we are to be in Australia, and in the Hunter. I’m proud to be part of a team that recognises this and is doing what it can to help in areas that are not so lucky.” – Senior Associate, Joan Williams.
“I feel very proud to be working in a firm that focuses on the positive impact that we can make on the global community together. Everyone should be able to have the benefit of a free and accessible vaccine.” – Paralegal, Maia Hughes.
“To learn we are supporting this international immunisation program is inspiring and I hope more businesses are able to contribute in some way. I’m proud of how many charitable causes our firm and our staff continue to support each year.” – Legal Secretary – Karen Franklin.
“Our firm continues to involve staff in humanitarian projects, and the UNICEF program fits perfectly with our firm’s pro bono and charitable support. I’m extremely proud to work at Moray & Agnew.” – WP Operator, Railea Timms.
“At Moray & Agnew we’re proud to do the right thing, both in our community and by extension, to other communities. Supporting UNICEF in their work aligns our strong employee spirit with our solid track record of corporate social responsibility.” – Georgia Siabanis, Head of People & Development
UNICEF is on a mission to deliver 2 billion vaccines, 5.6 million tests and 5.5 million treatments around the world this year.
Moray & Agnew is following the lead of several law firms who are running similar campaigns and acknowledges the work of those firms in promoting this initiative.
IMAGE | Moray & Agnew make a difference by uniting in UNICEF’s Give the World a Shot campaign.
Moray & Agnew is a leading national law firm specialising in insurance, commercial and workplace legal services. The Newcastle team of around 100 people delivers top-quality, commercial advice and exceptional service to clients including Australian and international insurers and reinsurers, insurance intermediaries, large and medium corporates, and federal, state and local government. Nationally, Moray & Agnew has more than 600 people, including 95 partners, across offices in Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Newcastle and Perth.