By: 19 October 2023
Holden Smith pledges to support children’s charity

West Yorkshire law firm Holden Smith has pledged its support to some of the region’s neediest families by becoming a patron of The Principle Trust Children’s Charity. 

The Trust provides respite breaks to children who are underprivileged, disadvantaged, disabled, have life-limiting conditions, or who have experienced poverty, trauma or abuse. 

Founded in 2019, Holden Smith employs around 100 people through its offices in Huddersfield, Elland, Crossgates and Horsforth; since its launch the firm has experienced rapid growth and is currently on track to achieve a forecast turnover of £7m by the end of this financial year. 

Launched in 2011, The Principle Trust Children’s Charity was established by Ilkley businessman Mike Davies, MBE. Since then, the Trust has raised over £1m, developed a portfolio of holiday homes and provided respite breaks for almost 5,000 children across the Yorkshire region. 

In 2023 the charity launched ‘Food for Families’, a £23,000 per annum initiative to help tackle food poverty by providing an entire week’s supply of food and daily essentials to families taking a respite break provided by The Trust. 

Mr. Davies said: “We are delighted that Holden Smith has joined The Principle Trust as a patron; they are a dynamic firm with an exciting future and this new partnership further solidifies The Trust’s plans to expand services across the Yorkshire region.” 

Jessica Mckenzie, Head of New Build at Holden Smith added: “We are excited to be joining The Principle Trust as patrons and are proud to support their work helping disadvantaged families to escape their everyday troubles and create valuable, happy memories.” 


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Emma Cockings
Emma is the content editor for Yorkshire Legal News. Emma is an experienced writer with a background in client-centric personal injury law for a major firm. She has attended and reported on numerous high-profile legal events in Yorkshire.