Chichester law firm supports Dementia Support as Charity of the Year

Irwin Mitchell

The Chichester office of national law firm Irwin Mitchell has named Dementia Support as its Charity of the Year 2017.

Employees in the office voted to support Dementia Support throughout the whole calendar year, donating the proceeds of charitable activities, such as bake sales, dress down days and special events, to the charity.

Dementia Support are scheduled to open their Hub in Tangmere in late 2017; the Dementia Support Hub will be a bespoke, modern and functional community centre, where people living with dementia, their carers and their families can access the most up to date support, information and advice.

Irwin Mitchell’s Charity of the Year initiative is part of the work of the Irwin Mitchell Charities Foundation, an independent registered charity set up by the partners and employees of the national law firm. More than £1.4m has been donated to worthy causes since the Foundation was formed in 1997.

Vicky Brackett, Regional Managing Partner at Irwin Mitchell Chichester says, “We are very pleased to be supporting Dementia Support as our Charity of the Year and are looking forward to hosting plenty of fundraising activities throughout the year to raise money for this very worthwhile cause.”

“Our employees are very supportive of the charities we get involved with and Irwin Mitchell in Chichester is passionate about supporting and helping the local community.”

Becky Stotesbury, Head of Fundraising for Dementia Support adds, “We are very excited about working with the team at Irwin Mitchell in Chichester over the coming year and are delighted to have been chosen as their Charity of the Year. Support from the local community and companies such as Irwin Mitchell is important in the provision of exceptional dementia care in Chichester, Bognor Regis, Selsey and the Witterings to the South, Emsworth up to Midhurst in the West, Petworth and bordering along the River Arun down to the East of Littlehampton.”

Sylvia Worden, a dementia carer for her husband Bill, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, spoke about the Dementia Support Hub: As a main carer I know how badly this facility is needed. Somewhere to obtain information and help under one roof will be so much appreciated. I have gleaned information from magazines, friends and family, however one named co-ordinator would have helped us so much.