Irwin Mitchell’s Local Office Nominates Its New Charity of the Year
A charitable fund operated by The Christie hospital in Manchester is set for a fundraising boost after colleagues at the local office of Irwin Mitchell nominated it to become their Charity of the Year for 2019.
The national law firm’s annual charity initiative sees staff in 13 of its offices take part in a vote to select a good cause which they can support through both voluntary work and fundraising events.
It is part of work undertaken by the Irwin Mitchell Charities Foundation (IMCF), an independent charity founded in 1997 which has raised more than £1.8 million for charities in the UK and abroad.
This year, the firm’s Manchester office has voted to give its support to The Christie charity, which works to provide enhanced care and treatment services to patients over and above what the NHS can fund.
Expert Opinion“As a firm we have always been passionate about doing what we can to support important causes and organisations through the IMCF and the Charity of the Year initiative.
“The Christie charity undertakes incredibly important work and we are already planning a range of activities across the year which will ensure that vital funds are raised to support the fantastic services that it provides to so many people.
“Helping good causes is a core part of life here at Irwin Mitchell and we are excited about seeing just how much we can do for The Christie and our other chosen charities across the coming months.”
Ros Bever - Partner
One of the largest hospital charities in the UK, The Christie charity ensures that 83p of every pound that it receives goes to patients. The funds raised by the organisation are used towards projects and initiatives in four main areas – research, care and treatment, education and extra patient services.
Danielle Carney, Corporate Fundraising Manager at The Christie, a specialist cancer hospital in Manchester, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen as the Irwin Mitchell Charity of the Year for 2019. Corporate partnerships like this really help us to provide the very best possible care and treatment for our patients at The Christie and they enable us to invest in pioneering research projects.
“We would like to extend a huge thank you to all staff at Irwin Mitchell for choosing The Christie as their charity of choice for the coming year. We are very much looking forward to working together and helping to raise the vital funds needed to continue to provide the very best level of care and treatment for our patients.”