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Chichester Lawyers Back Dementia Support For Third Consecutive Year

Irwin Mitchell Continues Partnership With West Sussex Charity

25.01.2019

Kate Rawlings, Press Officer | 0114 274 4238

The West Sussex charity Dementia Support is set for a fundraising boost after colleagues at the Chichester office of Irwin Mitchell nominated the organisation to be their Charity of the Year for a third consecutive year.

The national law firm’s annual charity initiative sees staff across 13 of its offices take part in a vote to select a good cause which they can support through both voluntary work and fundraising events.

It is part of work undertaken by the Irwin Mitchell Charities Foundation (IMCF), an independent charity founded in 1997 which has raised more than £1.8 million for charities in the UK and abroad.

This year, the Chichester office of Irwin Mitchell has voted to back Dementia Support for a third year running after developing a strong relationship with the good cause. Experts at the firm provide free advice clinics at the charity’s Dementia Hub, twice a month for people enquiring about the legal issues surrounding dementia.

Based in Tangmere, the organisation provides support to those living with the condition and also assists families and carers in the local area.

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“As a firm we have always been passionate about doing what we can to support important causes and organisations through the IMCF and the Charity of the Year initiative.

“Dementia Support undertakes incredibly important work and we are very proud to be continuing our partnership with the charity for a third year.

“Helping good causes is a core part of life here at Irwin Mitchell and we are excited about seeing just how much we can do for Dementia Support and our other chosen charities across the coming months.”
Paula James, Partner

Dementia Support works in partnership with voluntary organisations, the NHS and other bodies to create a community hub related to dementia. Its Sage House site was opened last year and is a functional community centre that provides information and advice to those whose lives are touched by the condition.

Nicki Clarke, Communications Lead at Dementia Support, said: “We are beyond thrilled to once again be named the Charity of the Year for Irwin Mitchell’s Chichester office.

“We are delighted to have such a strong relationship with the team and their support in recent years has been invaluable as we have looked to improve and develop our services. We are hugely excited by what is in store across the year ahead.”