Law Firm Donates £1,000 To Charity
The South East Sheffield Citizens Advice Bureau (SESCAB) has received a welcome boost from Irwin Mitchell after the law firm donated £1,000 to support the charity.
The Bureau, which offers free, confidential, impartial, and non-judgmental advice to all members of the south-east Sheffield community, survives on grants and donations and operates a number of outreaches including one in Westfield.
David Urpeth, Partner at Irwin Mitchell and Vice Chair of SESCAB, said: “Irwin Mitchell is heavily involved in the work at the Citizen’s Advice Bureau and our solicitors attend drop in sessions to offer free legal advice. We’re delighted to have also been able to support with this donation.
“Citizen’s Advice Bureaux perform a fantastic role in the community and we are keen to support where we can. Many of the workers are volunteers and the organisation relies on partnerships to survive.”
SESCAB Chief Executive Mark Burton added: “Donations from supporters such as Irwin Mitchell are crucial to enabling us to continue offering our services to the community, particularly in more difficult economic times.
“The Bureau provides many vital services to the area, including advice on a wide range of issues including debt, benefits, employment, housing, and taxes. We have never been busier with people seeking our advice and support so contributions like this make a massive difference to the local community.”
Adrian Budgen, Partner at Irwin Mitchell and Chair of the SESCAB Management Committee, said: “Cuts to public sector funding are having a huge effect on organisations like the Citizen’s Advice Bureau and it is essential that private sector businesses get involved to help out.
“Any donation no matter how small can be vital to organisations like SESCAB and we hope to encourage others to find ways in which they can show support.”
For more information on how South East Sheffield Citizen’s Advice Bureau can help please visit www.sescab.org.uk.