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Law Firm On The Move Helps Boost Three Regional Charities

Irwin Mitchell’s Recycled Furniture Helps Give A New Lease Of Life To Charity Bases


A leading law firm which has swapped its former offices for a new site in Glasgow this month has teamed up with three Scottish charities to make sure there is a real benefit from their move by donating its old furniture.

The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation in Glasgow, Headway in Dumfries and Galloway and Aberdeen charity Momentum Skills have received a bounty of tables, chairs, storage units and drawers to boost their own offices following Irwin Mitchell’s recent move from Stewart House to a new complex on Vincent Street in the city.

Craig Marshall, Regional Managing Partner of Irwin Mitchell’s Glasgow office, said: “Moving to a new, fully-equipped office has given us the opportunity to recycle a lot of our existing office furniture such as tables, computer chairs, storage units and drawers. We hope this will help charities transform their own offices and offer them some equipment they need to raise more money for good causes in future.

“We work closely with the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, Headway and Momentum at Irwin Mitchell and see first-hand how their work benefits our clients and people throughout Scotland, so we are delighted to see our furniture go to such good homes.”

Staff at the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, which funds lung cancer research, helps people to quit smoking and offers support and information to people with lung cancer, is also hoping to move from their current base at the Information and Support Services office in Douglas Street, Glasgow, later this year.

Lorraine Dallas, Director of Information and Support, said: “Our office furniture has seen better days so we were delighted when Irwin Mitchell asked if we would like to recycle some of their storage cabinets and meeting room tables.

“Something as simple as new furniture will make a massive difference to us because we will be able to hold more formal meetings in a welcoming environment for our clients and business contacts. They will be a great addition to any new office we move to in the coming year too.”

Headway in Dumfries and Galloway, which supports people with acquired brain injuries, has received two projector screens, storage units, comfortable chairs and coffee tables from Irwin Mitchell to spruce up their office in Summerhill, Dumfries.

Karen Pickering, a child and family outreach worker for Headway in Dumfries and Galloway, said: “We are absolutely thrilled about receiving the new furniture from Irwin Mitchell, especially the projector screens because the only one we have at the moment has a tendency to fall over! They will help us communicate our messages and advice to service users and their families about how to deal with an acquired brain injury much more easily, so it will make a massive difference to us.

“We also plan to use the chairs and coffee tables in our family room which will ensure it’s a much more inviting and relaxing place for people to visit.”

Staff at Momentum Skills, who are based at North Silver Street in Aberdeen, are also looking forward to receiving two meeting room tables, desks, drawers and 16 chairs to help them with their work providing rehabilitation, training and care for more than 2,000 disabled people throughout the UK.

Dorothy Strachan, manager at Momentum, said: “This furniture will make a real difference to our office environment and to staff. It is a real boost to our organisation and will allow us to carry out our life changing work with a boosted morale.”