St Wilfrid’s Hospice, which provides vital end of life support to people in West Sussex, is set to receive a major fundraising boost after being chosen by staff at the Chichester office of Irwin Mitchell to be its Charity of the Year for 2020.
Every year, the national law firm holds a vote for colleagues based across each of its 14 offices to select a local cause to support through voluntary work and fundraising activities.
The initiative is part of the Irwin Mitchell Charities Foundation, an independent charity established in 1997 which has since raised more than £2 million for a range of organisations across the UK and abroad.
This year, the Chichester office of Irwin Mitchell voted to give its support to St Wilfrid’s Hospice, which has been providing specialist palliative care in the local community for over 30 years.
Expert Opinion"We’ve always been committed to the communities where we’re based and doing what we can to support vital local causes.
We’re delighted to be supporting St Wilfrid’s Hospice across the next 12 months as the charity does some truly vital work. It is exciting to get involved as it settles into its fabulous new facility in Bosham. St Wilfrid’s serves and touches the heart of our whole community.” Paula James - Partner
St Wilfrid’s Hospice has to raise 86% of its £7.7 million annual costs to provide a range of services to those in the last phase of their lives each and every year.
Alison Moorey, Chief Executive at St Wilfrid’s Hospice, said: “We are simply delighted that Irwin Mitchell’s Chichester office has chosen to support us as their Charity of the Year for 2020.
“We’re working to ensure more people can receive the care they need in the comfort of their own home and this support will make a big difference as we look to help those who need it most in our local community.”