Three Charities Will Be Supported Via Strategic Long-Term Partnership
Irwin Mitchell has announced the three new national charity partners the firm will be supporting.
Colleagues from across the law firm voted for Teenage Cancer Trust, cancer support charity Maggie’s and The National Literacy Trust for Irwin Mitchell’s charity partnership programme, a new initiative that aims to deliver longer-term focussed support and replaces the former Charity of the Year model.
Teenage Cancer Trust offers unique care and support for young people aged 13-24, across the UK; funding nurses, youth workers and hospital units to support patients receiving treatment.
Maggie’s is a specialist charity that offers free support to people with cancer at centres across the UK helping both people with cancer and their families and friends. Maggie’s helps people take back control when cancer turns life upside down, with support for anything from treatment side effects to worrying about money.
The National Literacy Trust aims to transform lives through literacy and is dedicated to raising literacy levels across the UK, working with schools and local communities. Literacy is a vital element of action against poverty and improving reading and writing boosts life chances and employability – ultimately enabling children to reach their full potential.
The new approach is a transition away from the previous ‘Charites of the Year’ programme and looks to combine volunteering, fundraising and pro bono work to create a bigger and more strategic impact. The evolution builds on the firm’s long heritage of community investment and is part of its ambition to be a leading Responsible Business.
The Irwin Mitchell Charities Foundation, which has raised over £3million since it was founded in 1997, has also indicated its intention to support the three charities in addition to the raft of good causes it supports each year.
Expert Opinion“We’re excited to be able to announce our new charity partners and are looking forward to working with them over the coming years to make a real impact, supporting causes which are strongly aligned with our strategy and close to our colleagues’ hearts.
“We’re now taking a holistic view to consider how our skills, experience and resources can make the most meaningful difference to all three of our new partners from traditional fundraising, through to skills-based volunteering and pro bono legal advice.
“While support for charities in our local communities will continue, this new national partnership programme allows us to lend focused, targeted help where it’s needed most.” Kate Fergusson - Head of Responsible Business