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Keen Golfers From Irwin Mitchell Tee Off At Tournament

Lawyers Swing Into Action For Lost Chord Golf Day


By Suzanne Rutter

Lawyers from Irwin Mitchell’s Sheffield office swung into action when they took 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, also sponsored the first tee at the event at Rotherham Golf Club.

The charity, which specialises in producing interactive musical sessions designed to stimulate and engage people with dementia through song and dance, raised more than £2,000.

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 since it started three years ago and it’s a fantastic event with a great camaraderie between the teams. It was great fun, despite the terrible weather but it was certainly character building playing in such conditions!”

Helena Muller, the founder and chief executive of Lost Chord, added: “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 every month as well as another 65 sessions in the rest of 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 our golf day every year.

“It was once again a fantastic event with a great atmosphere on the course. We are delighted to have raised so much money for the charity and we hope Irwin Mitchell’s involvement will inspire other to come and have a go next year.”

Read more about Irwin Mitchell’s work in the community.

For more information about Lost Chord, which also operates in London, Cardiff, Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich and Coventry, visit http://www.lost-chord.org.uk/