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Lost Chord Golf Day Sees Lawyers Putt Charity First

Irwin Mitchell’s Sheffield Office Tee Off For Tournament


By Suzanne Rutter

Lawyers from Irwin Mitchell’s Sheffield office will swing into action next month when they take part in a special golf tournament to raise funds for the charity Lost Chord.

The national law firm’s team, led by partner David Urpeth, will also be sponsoring the first tee at the event at Rotherham Golf Club on Friday, 24 May 2013 to help boost the fundraising activities at the event.

The charity, which specialises in producing interactive musical sessions designed to stimulate and engage people with dementia through song and dance, hope to beat last year’s fundraising total of £2,300.

David Urpeth, national head of workplace injury and a partner at Irwin Mitchell’s Sheffield office, said: “Lost Chord does an excellent job engaging people with dementia through music and song and continues to expand as more and more residential care homes recognise the huge benefits such services offer.

“Irwin Mitchell prides itself on working in the community and supporting charities and organisations like this which we really believe in. We have sponsored and taken part in the Lost Chord’s golf tournament for since it started three years ago and it’s a fantastic event with a great camaraderie between the teams, so we are looking forward to teeing off once again.” 

Helena Muller, the founder and chief executive of Lost Chord, said: “Our annual golf tournament is a great way for the business community to get involved in supporting the work that Lost Chord is doing for people struggling with dementia throughout the region.

“Our musicians provide interactive sessions for people in 24 homes in Rotherham as well as at other special events in South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and North Derbyshire. The charity continues to make a real difference to the lives of so many elderly people but it wouldn’t be possible without the dedicated support from companies such as Irwin Mitchell who support events like out golf day every year.

“We hope to see as many teams teeing off this year to help us raise the essential funds we need.”

Teams of four players, both men and women, can take part in the tournament. Admission costs £220 per team and participants can enjoy breakfast sandwiches, tea and coffee before they play and a two-course dinner when they have completed the 18-hole course.

There will also be a putting competition, prizes for the nearest pin and the longest drive and a raffle.

For more information about the event contact Helena Muller on 0779 0649 305 or 01709 811160 or email helena@lostchord.fsnet.co.uk.