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150 Years

Welcome to our page where we celebrate 150 years since the firm's existence in 1871. You can read more about the firm history here and also Matthew Fielding who founded the practice. 

We have a very committed Charitable Working Group who have helped raise thousands of pounds for national and local charities in recent years when we have had a Charity of the Year. In 2021 we have a Year of Charities as we look to support as many charities as we can, both local and national. We will tie in some to national awareness days as well as activities we run and will promote them here and on social media. We are aiming for 150 community and charitable activities throughout the year. No mean feat! Keep checking back here for an updated calendar of events and follow our progress on the Facebook page.

Should you like to make a donation please do so at our Go Fund Me page.

We will also be supported by our firm mascots. The first of these is the Fieldings Porter panda, Matthew. Matthew will be with us when we meet local charities and if you follow him on his very own instagram site, you will see him out and about as much as possible (lock down permitting!). More details on Matthew and the wider Fieldings Porter panda family soon.

Before reading below about the many things our team got up to in 2021 here are some of the amazing organisations we supported:



150,000 Step Challenge - Staff are competing for the prize (not sure what it is yet...) of being first to 150,000 steps in January.  Vicki Stott, support staff in our private client team leads the way almost from the start and won with a monthly figure of 343,534 steps! Well done Vicki!

18.1.21 - National Brew Day - we have donated 150 boxes of tea bags to Bolton Nice

Throughout January we are supporting one of our local charities Backup for whom we're also a guardian in their 10 tin challenge. Yes, we're aiming for (at least) 150 tins.

25.1.21 - National Pie Day - with Matthew's help we delivered 150 pies to Bolton Nice. Matthew even received a mention in the Bolton News!


1.2.21 - We donated 150 croissants to Bolton Nice to celebrate National Croissant Day (who knew?). Matthew very much enjoyed himself as you can see on his very own Instagram page.

5.2.21 - We are wearing red for Lagan's Foundation as it's Wear Red Day. Donations can be made here. The Bolton News liked our efforts on this day too!

14.2.21 - For National Book Giving Day Matthew donated 150 books to Bury Hospice.

14.2.21 - We sponsored the Momentum Contemporary Championships dancing competition.

16.2.21 - For Pancake Day Matthew had a very busy morning delivering pancake making items to the families at Fort Alice and Radcliffe Road Mother and Baby Unit.

17.2.21 - For  Random Acts of Kindness Day every member of staff (when in the office...) found a chocolate bar on their desk left by Matthew. All staff were entered into a draw where winners will be chosen to nominate a charity to receive a donation of £25. Charities included Talk Listen Change and Help for Heroes.

17.2.21 - Matthew donated some clothes and shoes to Bolton Nice.

19.2.21 - We held a 'Pets Helping You Work from Home Photo Competition' and some great ones there were too. We donated over £170 to Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary.

20.2.21 - We purchased some football tickets for the epic clash between Altrincham Football Club and Boreham Wood which means that along with other companies and fans 2,254 children's football tickets were secured to enable them to see a match when coronavirus restrictions end. 

22.2.21 - For Love Your Pet Day Matthew went out to deliver 150 pouches of cat food to Kitty Rescue in Bury. We also ran a 'bring your pet to work day' for those working remotely. The proud winner can be seen here and we raised £92 for Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary too.


8.3.21 - Matthew visited Endeavour, our Charity of the Year in 2019, with gifts for service users in readiness for Mother's Day.

19.3.21 - We donated 36 Easter Eggs to the Bolton Lads and Girls Club, Bolton.

22.3.21 - We continued the Easter Egg theme with 50 to Out There - a charity which supports the families of prisoners.

24.3.21 - More Easter Eggs!! to Endeavour (Matthew does like them!). We also donated a lovely table and chairs to Mill View Care Home so visitors and residents will have more opportunities to meet together outside. 

25.3.21 - More trips out for Matthew - to Urban Outreach on National Waffle Day (who knew!?). Then to Kitty Rescue in Bury with carrier bags and kitten milk. Then to Caritas Mother and Baby Unit with, you've guessed it, more eggs!! And finally to Fort Alice with yet more........ Easter eggs!! What a busy bear!

31.3.21 - We officially launch our LOCAL LOCKDOWN LEGENDS. Go to this page for more information and here to nominate a person who have been an absolute legend during lockdown.


23.4.21 - National Skipping Day - and why not... If you're going to try (and let's be honest it's not the easiest thing to do) watch our higher court advocate Damian do 150 skips in his court dress! £25 raised for Barnardo's too.

23.4.21 - Matthew gets into the spirit of St George's Day.

24.4.21 - Some of our (fitter) staff and keen cyclists joined the push for raising funds for Lagan's Foundation through their Cycle Challenge. Over £280 was raised. Well done all!

28.4.21 - We announced the winners of our primary school competition to find the best drawings of Matthew. We had 184 entries and had to choose a junior and infant prize for them and their schools, Chorley Old Road in Horwich and Church Road Primary School. Well done indeed!

30.4.21 - Three of our team attended the online Girls Night In where over £1300 was raised in support of Backup, a charity for whom we are a patron.


11.5.21 - Matthew attended the Bolton Community Kitchen to deliver donations of supplies. Laura Leech also helped out serving some mugs of tea and chatting to the service users along with Matthew. 

12.5.21 - Matthew was off to see some animals (again) at the Bolton Destitute Animal Shelter to give some donations of towels and a variety of food supplies. 

14.5.21 - Donut day! Matthew got his paws sticky when helping with £15 proceeds going to the Children's Trust. 

17.5.21 - Urban Outreach were the latest local charity to receive Matthew and the firm's donations of nappies and toiletries

20.5.21 - More animals! Matthew and the firm have sponsored Fergal, a donkey at Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary. Hopefully Matthew will be able to see him soon.

21.5.21 - We donated 20 golf umbrellas to Bolton Community Kitchen so their service users can stay dry when outside and using the services and food and drink provided. 

28.5.21 - More people for Matthew to meet. Bury Community Hub and Food Bank were the grateful recipients on World Hunger Day.


9.6.21 - Urban Outreach in Bolton kindly acknowledged our contribution throughout the year.

14.6.21 - Matthew was busy during Euro 2020 delivering cakes to those at Careline in Bolton.

16.6.21 - During this week, National Carers Week, Matthew also visited Spennymoor Care Home in Bolton. This time it was biscuits!

17.6.21 - Matthew wasn't just eating delivering the finished articles, he also provided cupcake making kits to Bury Community Hub and Food Bank, Fortalice and Caritas Mother and Baby Unit and Out There too. A busy day - then Matthew visited Cameron House Care Home with... more biscuits!

17.6.21 - Matthew does like his cupcakes! This time for staff, raising money in support of the Alzheimer's Society. Yum yum!

18.6.21 - Matthew helped donate some furniture to Bolton Hospice.

23.6.21 - Matthew scrummed down to Bolton Rugby Club, the venue for Bolton Community Kitchen to make and serve drinks and lunch for attendees.

24.6.21 - Beth Talbot walked 10,000 steps for the My Memories Walk in aid of Bolton Hospice. Matthew sat that one out.


4.7.21 - Matthew was at Iron Man Bolton 2021. He had some hardy volunteers who brave the northern weather!

5.7.21 - Matthew helped mark the NHS 75th birthday and the Big Tea Day by donating a coffee machine and tea bags to the Neonatal Unit at the Royal Bolton Hospital. 

16.7.21 - Matthew helped show how important it is to use sun cream in the heat by delivering some donations of factor 50 to Bolton Community Kitchen.

19.7.21 - Matthew 'helped' Team FP in the Bolton Lads and Girls' Football Tournament. Let's just say we didn't take it down to penalties!

15.7.21 - Matthew joined in at the firm's family fun day and amongst many wet sponges thrown at the Partners and other silly games we raised nearly £1400 for Kidscan

29.7.21 - Matthew and Marie Gorton bounced on the trampoline 150 times to raise £25 for  Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal charity.


2.8.21 - Emma Manifold and Matthew helped out as volunteers at Bolton Community Kitchen. Easy on the biscuits Matthew!