Cornwall Hospice Care has been chosen by the charities team at the South West’s longest established legal firm Coodes Solicitors as their ‘nominated charity’ for 2022/23, it has been announced today.
As Coodes celebrates its 275th milestone anniversary in 2022, staff are hoping to raise thousands of pounds worth of charitable funds through a busy calendar of challenges and events during the coming months.
While many activities are still in the planning stage, they are likely to include regular cake sales, collections at events, auction nights, monthly dress down days, as well as sponsored walks, ticketed social evenings and cycling and running challenges, including the Bath Half Marathon next year.
Further individual fundraising efforts are also being organised by the designated charities team which includes members of support staff right up to partner level within the firm. Employees at Coodes have also been volunteering at local Cornwall Hospice Care shops and donation centres.
Coodes, which has a network of offices across Cornwall and Devon, recently announced that it had raised over £5,000 for local Cornish charity – the Sowenna Appeal. £2,500 was raised by staff, which was then match-funded by the law firm. In previous years, Coodes has also sponsored the Invictus Trust and continues to raise funds and support other local charities throughout the year.
Coodes has a dedicated team of and elderly client lawyers who specialise in meeting the needs of individuals, their families and carers. They provide expert advice and a full range of services relating to legal matters and other issues to clients including those whom may themselves be receiving support or services from Cornwall Hospice Care. Several of their lawyers are members of Solicitors for the Elderly and can provide assistance with lifetime planning, later life matters and issues that affect older people.
Cornwall Hospice Care was chosen by Coodes following the sad loss of one of their well-known and long serving colleagues – distinguised and highly respected criminal lawyer, Mike Gregson, who passed away earlier this year. Cornwall Hospice Care helped care for Mike and his family supported the charity in his memory.
Rebecca Moore, specialist community care Chartered Legal Executive and charity fundraiser at Coodes, said: “We have a fantastic team of colleagues across the board who are passionate about raising money for such worthwhile causes and Cornwall Hospice Care is no exception. We are really pleased that we can help to make a difference to the work of this wonderful charity. Mike left such a legacy and so we felt it was incredibly fitting to honour his life by really getting behind Cornwall Hospice Care and giving something back to his family and loved ones to show our support for them in this way.”
Cornwall Hospice Care’s vision is for all people living with terminal illness in Cornwall to be able to access the care and support they may need at the time and in the place that is right for them and their families.
The charity has two hospices in Cornwall – Mount Edgcumbe in St Austell and St Julia’s in Hayle. It also has 26 shops and donations centres around the county, as well as offering a range of community services including access to therapists and neighbour hubs providing advice, support and information for terminally ill people, their families and carers.
Jane Appleton, Events and Community Manager for Cornwall Hospice Care, said: “It’s great news that Coodes’ charity fundraising team have chosen to support Cornwall Hospice Care. Our charity relies on the generosity of individuals and businesses across the county to enable us to carry out our vital work and we are really grateful to have the backing of firms like Coodes. Our fundraisers make the world of difference to our patients, funding our clinical teams so that when care is needed, there is no delay. We very much look forward to growing and developing our relationship with the team at Coodes and hearing about the events and challenges they get involved in to help our charity.”
For more information about the work of Cornwall Hospice Care, visit their website www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk