Lawyers Raise Thousands For Birmingham Hospice

Irwin Mitchell Hands Over Cheque To Help Terminally Ill


By Helen MacGregor

Lawyers in the Midlands put their fundraising skills to the test over the last year to help raise thousands of pounds for St Mary’s Hospice.

Staff from Irwin Mitchell’s Birmingham office took part in various fundraising activities including regular bake sales, raffles, competitions and dress down days to raise money for the office’s charity of the year for 2012/13.

The firm recently handed over a cheque for £10,500 to staff at St Mary’s Hospice in Selly Oak, Birmingham.

Maria Littley, a serious injury expert at Irwin Mitchell’s Birmingham office, said: “Irwin Mitchell’s national charity of the year for 2012/13 has been Help the Hospices, so everyone at the Birmingham office was delighted to take part in a host of fun activities for our local St Mary’s Hospice because it’s a charity we really believe in.

“Many of our clients, particularly those suffering from asbestos-related diseases, have been cared for by hospice nurses and we see firsthand the difference their specialist care makes to people suffering from a terminal illness and their families, so we are really proud to have raised so much.”

St Mary’s Hospice help people with a terminal illness enjoy the best quality of life possible and ensure their loved ones are supported for as long as they need.

It currently needs nearly £2.5 million each year to carry on providing the care that so many people need and the majority of this comes from donations from companies and members of the public.

Corporate Fundraiser Theresa Meek said: "This fantastic donation from Irwin Mitchell will make a big contribution towards the cost of caring for people with terminal illnesses across Birmingham and Sandwell. On behalf of our patients and their families, I would like to say a huge thank you."