Irwin Mitchell Donates Touch Screen Computer To Charity

Wilf Ward Family Trust

03.09.2010

Law firm Irwin Mitchell has donated a touch screen computer to Errol House, part of the Wilf Ward Family Trust, a charity which provides services for people with learning disability's and their carers across Yorkshire and the North East.

Medical law experts Linda Smith and Rachel Roach from Irwin Mitchell's Leeds office visited Errol House in Boston Spa to hand over the state of the art computer. This contribution will support The Trust in enhancing the level of service they have consistently given their users for more than 20 years.

Rachelle Mahapatra, Partner in the Medical Law team at Irwin Mitchell, said: "We are delighted to be able to donate the touch screen computer to the Wilf Ward Family Trust.

"Irwin Mitchell is always on the lookout for charitable causes to support and The Wilf Ward Family Trust is an exemplary cause. We are thrilled to be able to offer our support to a charity that can improve the lives of so many people living with a disability."

Barbara Dowling, from The Wilf Ward Family Trust commented: "We at Wilf Ward are very thankful to Irwin Mitchell for their generosity. The new touch screen computer will help us to continue our support for individuals with disabilities thus enabling them to establish a level of independence."

Established in 1986 by Wilf and Phyllis Ward, the charity has grown from strength to strength and aims to promote support for carers through the creation of residential and respite units, day facilities, supported living and community support services. It is now capable of offering more than 70 different services to both children and adults with disabilities.

The services they offer range from help with simple household tasks to respite care in their purpose-built centres, allowing carers the opportunity to rest and relax. These resources have become an invaluable form of support for people living with a disability but also for their carers, who often do not receive the recognition they so rightly deserve.

Staff and volunteers alike work tirelessly to ensure that the people who use the services have a meaningful experience and that their various social care needs are met to an extremely high standard, some services rely on the income generated from fundraising events and donations received from local firms such as Irwin Mitchell.