Irwin Mitchell Charities Foundation Reaches £2m Milestone
A local charity working to combat the causes and effects of homelessness has received a boost after the Glasgow office of Irwin Mitchell 12 months raising £6,555 to support Simon Community Scotland (SCS) as part of the firm’s Charity of the Year programme, a nationwide initiative developed by the Irwin Mitchell Charities Foundation (IMCF).
Established in 1997, IMCF is an independent registered charity set up by the firm which has donated more than £2 million to third sector organisations and raised £284,000 for good causes throughout the UK in 2018. SCS was nominated by the Glasgow office in recognition of the vital work the charity performs helping people in and around the Glasgow area affected by homelessness or who need advice related to accommodation issues.
The money raised will go towards providing sleeping bags for rough sleepers; survival kits for extreme weather and welcome packs for young people to stay in a volunteers home for the night
Expert Opinion“We are absolutely delighted to be able to provide this donation to this fantastic cause within the local community. Our Charity of the Year initiative has always been something that our employees are very passionate about and they worked extremely hard to ensure we can generate funds to support SCS. It is a truly brilliant organisation doing some amazing work and we hope this donation will provide vital support.” Mark Higgins - Chairman of Ascent & Partner
Lorraine McGrath, chief executive of Simon Community Scotland, said: “We are hugely grateful to everyone at Irwin Mitchell’s Glasgow office for this fantastic donation, which will allow us to make a huge difference to a lot of people’s lives. Working with the firm was an absolute pleasure and we truly appreciate the hard work and effort that has gone into raising these funds.”