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Willans announce new charity partnership with Carers Gloucestershire

PUBLISHED: 10:50 13 June 2018

(L-R): Carer and former trustee Daphne Sanderson pictured with Carers Gloucestershire’s CEO Tim Poole and Simon Cook, Felicity McClintock and Jonathan Eager from Willans LLP

(L-R): Carer and former trustee Daphne Sanderson pictured with Carers Gloucestershire’s CEO Tim Poole and Simon Cook, Felicity McClintock and Jonathan Eager from Willans LLP

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A Gloucestershire law firm has pledged its support to a county charity during this year’s Carers Week. Running from June 11 to 18, the campaign raises the awareness of, and celebrates, the UK’s seven million unpaid carers

Staff at community focused law firm Willans LLP will spend a year fundraising for Carers Gloucestershire, a local charity that has been supporting unpaid carers for more than 25 years.

The charity offers services and support for carers including advice and guidance, positive caring courses, carer-to-carer support, counselling, support groups and day trips for carers.

“We’re absolutely delighted to have been chosen as the charity of the year by the staff at Willans and are really excited about the opportunities this partnership presents,” says Carers Gloucestershire chief executive, Tim Poole.

“As well as the fundraising aspect of the partnership, having our name linked with such an established, prestigious local firm can only help raise the profile of carers across the county, the issues they face and support available from Carers Gloucestershire.

“In Gloucestershire alone there are at least 63,000 carers, that’s more than 1 in 10 of the population. I’d like to thank the partners and staff at Willans for getting behind our nomination and giving us the opportunity to benefit from this fantastic partnership.”

Willans has raised around £90,000 over the past six years which has been put toward all sorts of charitable projects throughout Gloucestershire. The team of around 75 staff are busy planning a calendar of fundraising activity ranging from large social events to baking competitions and sporting challenges.

Simon Cook, partner at Willans who heads it’s wills, trusts and probate department, said: “We’re proud to pledge our support during Carers Week which helps raise awareness of the challenges the sheer number of unpaid carers in the county and beyond face. We work with many carers who look after people of all ages and with differing needs.

“We’re very excited about our new charity partnership with Carers Gloucestershire and look forward to sharing more news about our efforts including how you can get involved and support our fundraising endeavours to raise as much as possible for this very deserving charity.”

Daphne Sanderson, a former trustee of Carers Gloucestershire and a client of Willans, added:

“I’ve been a carer for 41 years. Over the 25 years I’ve been involved with the charity they have started many initiatives that make a world of difference to support the needs of carers such as counselling services and respite. It’s absolutely what carers need and it’s great to have Willans support”.

For more information, visit the Willans website here.

Find out more about Carers Gloucestershire here.

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