Local law firm raises over £4,000 for Bristol charity

December 19 2017
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A Bristol-based charity that supports elderly and isolated people will receive over £4,000 in donations from a local law firm this year.

A Bristol-based charity that supports elderly and isolated people will receive over £4,000 in donations from a local law firm this year. 

Irwin Mitchell, based near Castle Park in central Bristol, has raised £4,030.44 to date for The Anchor Society, with the latest fundraiser seeing 31 members of staff from the law firm taking to a rowing machine to row 110k – the total surface area of Bristol – in one working day. 

Money raised for The Anchor Society by Irwin Mitchell will go towards the charity’s new sports initiative, Sport and Physical Activity for Older People. The scheme aims to encourage older and isolated people around Bristol and the surrounding areas to stay active and to socialise at the same time.

Alex Lausen, a personal injury solicitor who works at Irwin Mitchell’s Bristol office and who took part in the rowing, said: “We’re so grateful to everyone who has come together to help us raise over £4,000 for The Anchor Society to date. We’re delighted with everyone who has donated to the cause and sponsored our efforts.

 “We’re still hoping to raise more funds for The Anchor Society during our 12 days of Christmas fundraising extravaganza, which will include a Christmas raffle, bake sales, a Christmas jumper day, Christmas quizzes and a Secret Santa day.”

 John Manley, The Anchor Society's president from November 2016 to November 2017 said: "Irwin Mitchell's rowing fundraiser was a tremendous event - 101 km is Bristol to Oxford! Congratulations and a big thanks to all the rowers." 

Staff from Irwin Mitchell’s Bristol office have set up a fundraising page for The Anchor Society, which you can find here or at Virgin Money Giving if you wish to donate.