Irwin Mitchell’s Sheffield Office Nominates Charity of the Year
Weston Park Cancer Charity Set To Benefit From Sheffield Lawyers’ Fundraising Initiative
Weston Park Cancer Charity is set for a fundraising boost after colleagues at the Sheffield office of Irwin Mitchell nominated the organisation to be their Charity of the Year for 2019.
The national law firm’s annual charity initiative sees staff across 13 of its office’s 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 firm’s Sheffield office has voted to give its support to Weston Park Cancer Charity, an organisation linked to Weston Park Cancer Centre which aims to raise over £2 million a year to improve the lives of those living with cancer.
Adrian Budgen is a Partner from the firm’s Sheffield office and Trustee of the Irwin Mitchell Charities Foundation.
“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.
“Weston Park Cancer Charity undertakes incredibly important work and we are already planning a range of activities across the year which will ensure that vital funds are raised to support the services that it provides to so many people.
“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 Weston Park Cancer Charity and our other chosen charities across the coming months.” Adrian Budgen, Partner
Established in 1994, Weston Park Cancer Charity has already raised more than £22 million to support those affected by cancer. Weston Park Cancer Centre itself is the local region’s only specialist cancer hospital and provides care and treatment to thousands of people from not only South Yorkshire but also Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
Funds raised by Irwin Mitchell will be used to support the hospital’s full range of work and will also assist with plans to transform four specialist suites in order to boost patient comfort.
Samantha Dixon, CEO of Weston Park Cancer Charity, said: “We are thrilled that Irwin Mitchell Sheffield has chosen Weston Park Cancer Charity as its Charity of the Year. We would like to thank everyone who took the time to vote for us. Your support means the world to us and working together, we can transform the lives of thousands of patients and their families living with, and beyond, cancer across our region.
“We already have a strong and established relationship, which is driven by a shared commitment to ‘be there for more people fighting a cancer diagnosis’ and we are looking forward to building on this as we embark on our Charity of the Year partnership.”