Recent fundraising activities
October 2012 - Sarah Sharples of our Manchester office will be spending 7 days trekking 3 volcanoes (Mount Etna, Vesuvius and Stromboli) in an attempt to raise as much money as possible for The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust (CAFT).
CAFT is a magical place that provides holidays, daytrips & much more for ill, disabled or disadvantaged children. Many of these children do not have the type of childhood and quality of life that many of us take for granted.
The aim of CAFT is to provide these children, and their families, with a special place which helps the children to improve their quality of life, forget their sorrows and have some well deserved fun. It helps children create special memories, memories of fun and laughter that they can treasure. It has numerous facilities including, an art room, a music room, a multi-sensory suite, respite accommodation, a sensory garden and an adventure playground to name a few.
Changing the lives of these children may not be possible, but making a difference to their lives is. CAFT believe this and aim to make a difference.
This special place is totally dependent on voluntary contributions and it costs over £800,000 each year to allow them to continue their work.
Think of what it means to a terminally ill or disabled child to forget their woes, start having fun and make memories to treasure in their darkest moments.
Help CAFT to make a difference - please give generously at: www.justgiving.com/TVTrek
September 2011 - The team undertook a number of fundraising activities in aid of Headway, the Brain Injury Association. The Manchester office held a cake sale, a raffle and dress down in aid of the charity, whilst Ayse Ince, Sarah Sharples and Matt Brown ran the Great North Run to raise vital funds for Headway.
June 2011 - Solicitors from Irwin Mitchell's Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence department volunteered at Boggart Hole Clough on 24 June 2011. The day involved uprooting Himalayan Balsam plants which are non-indigenous invasive plants and are ruining the biodiversity of the park. We all thoroughly enjoyed the day, and felt privileged to be helping our community.
May 2011 - 15 members of staff donated blood as part of the Manchester Office's regular blood drive.
06/08/2010 - Staff from the Manchester Office held a toy collection for Liverpool based charity, Claire House Children’s Hospice. More >
10/07/2010 - Holly Robinson, relief secretary abseiled down the Liver building in Liverpool in aid of Claire House Hospice. Holly raised £204.00 for the charity.
July 2010 - 15 members of staff from the Manchester kindly gave up their time (and blood!) to donate blood at the Norfolk Street Blood Donation Centr in the city centre.
16/05/2010 - 12 keen runners from the Manchester office took part in the Manchester Bupa 10K run. They raised a fabulous £600 for the Manchester office's charity of the year 2010 - Young People's Support Foundation.
05/03/2010 - A number of staff from the Manchester office took part in a Wii Competition to raise money for their charity of the year, Young People's Support Foundation (YPSF). 4 members of staff from YPSF came along to show their support and to join in the action. More >
January 2010 - Brainwave Sponser a Child - It is estimated that every year around 27,000 babies are born with or will development some kind of disability. Brainwave is a national organisation who works to deliver individual home based therapy and exercise programmes that help these children achieve their potential. More >