Thirteen Charities Set To Benefit From New Year Funding Boost
A national law firm has announced the names of 13 good causes set to be supported throughout the country as part of its annual Charity of the Year initiative for 2020.
Staff in the 14 regional offices of Irwin Mitchell voted for charities and good causes to support this year with a combination of fundraising and voluntary work. The 2020 list features two hospices, children’s charities, mentoring support and those who work with the homeless.
Each year, staff vote for a local good cause to support over the next 12 months via voluntary work and fundraising activities. The initiative is part of the Irwin Mitchell Charities Foundation (IMCF), an independent charity founded in 1997 that has raised more than £2 million for good causes in the UK and abroad.
Irwin Mitchell’s charities for 2020 are:
Birmingham – Midland Freewheelers: A West Midlands charity which provides around-the-clock deliveries of vital medical products to hospitals throughout the region.
Bristol – PROMISEWorks: An organisation based in Somerset, which offers mentoring support to disadvantaged young people in the region.
Cambridge – Tom’s Trust: A charity dedicated to providing clinical psychology for children with brain tumours throughout the East of England and raising awareness of the biggest cancer killer of children under 15.
Chichester – St. Wilfrid’s Hospice: A hospice which offers vital support to people across West Sussex, by providing specialist palliative and end-of-life care to the local community.
Gatwick – St. Catherine’s Hospice: A hospice that works to ensure everyone is able to face death informed, supported and pain-free. This is the third year the office has nominated St. Catherine’s as their Charity of the Year.
Glasgow – Enable Scotland: A charity that campaigns to end discrimination and break down barriers that prevent people with a learning disability living as equal members of society. The charity enables people with learning disability to make connections and be active in their communities.
Leeds – Maggie’s Yorkshire: A unique charity providing free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer. The centre at St. James’ Hospital is the 23rd centre in the UK and the 26th overall, testament to Maggie’s belief that people should not “lose the joy of living in the fear of dying.”
London – Whitechapel Mission: An organisation providing support to vulnerable people and those affected by homelessness since 1876, the charity operate a day centre, while providing skills training, career advice and specialist support for those with complex needs.
Manchester – Mancunian Way: An organisation which focuses on tackling social issues and helping young people across the city achieve their potential. The initiative engages with communities to offer support to disenfranchised young people, to help them get the best from life.
Newbury and Reading – Loose Ends: Run by more than 70 volunteers, the charity runs a drop-in centre which provides food to homeless and vulnerable people in the area. Loose Ends serves an average of 140 meals a week, offering food parcels, clothing, sleeping bags and toiletries to those in need.
Newcastle – Readley: A local asbestos support and awareness group based in the North East, Readley offer a holistic approach to asbestos-related disease that encompasses emotional, physical, social and financial wellbeing.
Sheffield – The Children’s Hospital Charity: Established in 1976 to help raise vital funds for the hospital, Children now come from all over the UK and the world to benefit from the hospital’s state of the art equipment and unparalleled level of care.
Southampton – Capable Creatures: A user-led non-profit organisation, the charity looks to empower those with mental health conditions and enable them to live a fulfilling life, by helping them access everyday activities through peer support and the use of assistance dogs.