Sheffield Law Society Raises £5000 for local carers charity
“We’re so grateful for the wonderful, innovative fundraising that has taken place over the last year. Sheffield Law Society have raised an incredible amount to help us run services for unpaid adult carers in Sheffield.” Pauline Kimantas, CEO Sheffield Carers Centre.
Last year, the Sheffield Law Society chose Sheffield Carers Centre as its charity of the year, and pledged to raise as much money as they could in support of the work that they do.
Running several events over the course of the year, including a quiz night at Bloo:88 and a the 2018 Yorkshire Law Banquet held at the prestigious Cutlers hall, Sheffield, the society raked in a fantastic total of £5,000. This money will be used to directly fund the services that unpaid carers need the most – from the Carer Advice Line which is staffed by expert caseworkers to the local support groups that run, including the carers café. It will also be used to reach new carers. There are over 60,000 (10% of the population) carers in Sheffield, and Sheffield Carers Centre has the vision of providing all of them with support.
I was pleased to be able to support the Carers Centre during my year as President of the Sheffield and District Law Society and thrilled with the response from members. There are a lot of people in society who need support and care of some kind or another. I always think that for every carer we support we are helping and supporting at least two people. Thank you to our members for their generous response to this appeal
President of the Sheffield & District Law Society 2017 – 2018
Sheffield Carers Centre offers support and information to all unpaid adult carers who provide unpaid care for a family member or friend due to an illness, disability, mental health issue, frailty or substance misuse. Their key services include a group of carer advisors who provide expert advice and information, and conduct Carer’s Needs Assessments, which give carers the opportunity to get support in their caring role.
Carers can register with the centre by visiting their website www.sheffieldcarers.org.uk or phoning the advice line on 0114 272 8362.