St Catherine’s Hospice Once Again Irwin Mitchell’s Charity of the Year
A hospice which provides vital support to people across West Sussex and East Surrey is set for a major fundraising boost after staff at the Gatwick office of Irwin Mitchell nominated it to be their Charity of the Year for a third consecutive time.
The annual charity initiative arranged by the national law firm sees lawyers and others based across each of its 14 offices vote to select a good cause which they can support across the year through both voluntary work and fundraising activities.
The concept is part of work under taken by the Irwin Mitchell Charities Foundation, an independent charity established in 1997 which has raised more than £2 million for a range of different organisations both in the UK and abroad.
This year, the Gatwick office of Irwin Mitchell has voted to once again give its backing to St Catherine’s Hospice, with the decision meaning that 2020 will be the third year in a row that the charity has been selected.
Expert Opinion“The Charity of the Year initiative is a great chance for us to show our commitment to helping important causes and organisations based in the regions where we operate.
We have developed a fantastic relationship with St Catherine’s Hospice in the past couple of years and we are delighted to once again be supporting the charity across the next 12 months.
The organisation carries out invaluable work and we look forward to seeing what we can do to support its efforts in the year ahead.” Faye Bargery - Partner
St Catherine’s Hospice works to ensure that everyone is able to face death informed, supported and pain-free. Across 2018-19, the organisation cared for around 2,450 people, while 4,450 appointments with patients and carers were held at the hospice. Furthermore, around 700 patients and family members were given welfare advice.
Laura Kelly, Philanthropy Manager, from St Catherine’s Hospice, said: “We are absolutely over-the-moon to have been chosen as the charity which Irwin Mitchell’s Gatwick office will be supporting across 2020.
“We have loved working with them across the past few years and it has been fantastic seeing the lengths that their staff will go to in order to raise funds for our services. We can’t wait to see what they have in store across the coming months and hugely appreciate all of their support.”