Irwin Mitchell Supports Trio Of Causes As Part Of Nationwide Initiative
Three charities based in Bristol are set for a funding boost this Christmas thanks to an annual tradition arranged by national law firm Irwin Mitchell to support the homeless.
The Irwin Mitchell Charities Foundation (IMCF) has provided donations to homeless charities across the UK for several years now, with the body giving each of the law firm’s regional offices funds that they can donate to organisations of their choice.
This year, IMCF has taken the step of tripling the funding available, which means that a total of £39,000 will be given to good causes all over the country.
As part of the initiative, Irwin Mitchell’s Bristol office has received £3,000 in funding which it is set to share equally between the Genesis Trust, the Bristol Soup Run Trust and Caring in Bristol’s Caring at Christmas project.
Each of the organisations does incredible work to support homeless individuals across the region, whether that is through providing free meals, practical help or emotional support to those in need.
Expert Opinion“As a firm we have always been committed to getting involved in the communities where we are based and this initiative is a great example of that.
While so many of us are looking forward to Christmas and time with our family and friends, it is an unfortunate truth that it can be an incredibly difficult period for many people. We are delighted to be continuing the tradition of supporting organisations which help the homeless and hope these donations will prove to be a big boost as they all continue the amazing work that they do.” Julie Lewis - Partner
The Genesis Trust works to bring the community together and provide practical and emotional support to homeless and vulnerable people in and around Bath. Through ten interlinking projects the Genesis Trust supports around 4500 people each year.
Kelly Hall from the Genesis Trust said: “Christmas is an incredibly difficult time for those that we help, but this generous donation will ensure that we are able to provide such individuals with a high level of support. We are very grateful to Irwin Mitchell for this welcome gift.”
The Bristol Soup Run Trust works to ensure that food and other essential supplies are available to those in need, while it also offers information on emergency accommodation and advice centres.
Steve Jones, Chair of Trustees of The Bristol Soup Run Trust, said: “We are overjoyed that Irwin Mitchell have thought of us at this time and these funds will really provide a big boost across the weeks ahead. Christmas is meant to be a time of celebration, so we hope we can put a few smiles on faces across the period.”
Finally, Caring at Christmas is a project established by Caring in Bristol. It is taking over the Trinity Centre and Julian Trust Night Shelter across Christmas and New Year to provide shelter, food and support to the homeless.
Ben Richardson, director of Caring in Bristol, said: “This donation from Irwin Mitchell will make a massive difference to our work across Christmas and New Year and we simply cannot thank them enough. It is great to see a local organisation provide support in such a manner and we think the key to making real change within Bristol is working alongside inspiring organisations, helping to empower our whole city to act.”