Law Firm Raises Over £26,000 For Charity Of The Year

Irwin Mitchell Sheffield Presents Donation To Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice

18.02.2016

Irwin Mitchell has presented a donation of over £26,000 to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, the law firm’s Sheffield office Charity of the Year for 2015.

Employees at Irwin Mitchell’s Sheffield office have supported the hospice throughout 2015, donating the proceeds of charitable activities, such as bake sales, dress down days and special events including taking part in a Total Warrior obstacle course challenge and a festive Santa dash, to the charity.

The money raised will go towards supporting the North Anston based children's hospice in providing care and support to children and young adults with a shortened life expectancy.

The hospice cares for children with a vast range of complex medical needs both in their own home and at the hospice; offering respite care, day care, community support, crisis intervention and end of life treatment.

The hospice supports children and families across South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire, North Derbyshire and North Lincolnshire throughout their life journey, creating special, lasting memories filled with love and laughter.

Irwin Mitchell’s Charity of the Year initiative is part of the work of the Irwin Mitchell Charities Foundation, an independent registered charity set up by the partners and employees of the national law firm. More than £1.25m has been donated to worthy causes since the Foundation was formed in 1997.

Paul Firth, Regional Managing partner at Irwin Mitchell, said:

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“Through our work, we see how invaluable the help and support hospices such as Bluebell Wood provide for families and their children in the region and we have been delighted to support them as our charity of the Year throughout 2015.

“We are very grateful of the generosity our colleagues have shown towards the charity and to the guests who have attended fundraising events over the year.”
Paul Firth, Partner

Mandy Rafferty, Corporate Fundraiser at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, added: “We would like to thank Irwin Mitchell for supporting us as their Charity of the Year 2015. We are thrilled to receive this donation from the firm which will go towards continuing to support children, young adults and their families in the region who depend on our services.

“Every penny raised makes a huge positive difference to the lives of families facing incredibly tough times; thanks so very much for your support.”