Law firm makes donations to two local charities

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CITY charities Amy’s House and Sheffield Young Carers have each received a £10,250 donation from fundraisers at a law firm.

The Irwin Mitchell Charities Foundation named the two organisations as its Sheffield office charities of the year, and held a variety of fundraising events throughout the year.

The money raised will now be used to fund the delivery of a variety of services provided by Sheffield Young Carers, including respite holidays and support with education and employment.

The cash will also provide a huge boost to the ‘Give Amy’s House A Home’ appeal.

Fundraising events included a ladies pamper evening, a netball tournament at the English Institute of Sport, a quiz and the firm’s most ambitious fundraising event to date where two members of staff scaled the equivalent height of Mount Everest twice on a climbing wall in Sheffield city centre.

Maurice Littlewood, founder of Amy’s House, and Liz Johnson, chair of trustees of Sheffield Young Carers, collected their donations on behalf of their charities at a drinks reception at Irwin Mitchell’s Riverside East offices.

Julie Pickering, fundraising co-ordinator for Amy’s House, said: “We were absolutely blown away by the donation from the Irwin Mitchell Charities Foundation and cannot thank them and their staff enough. We never imagined the firm would be donating over £10,000 after choosing us as charity of the year.”

Helen Mather, fundraising officer at Sheffield Young Carers, added: “Young carers take pride in being able to look after their loved ones and Irwin Mitchell is helping to ensure that young carers continue to get the vital support they need.”