Olswang, the international Technology, Media and Telecommunications law firm, has announced a two year partnership with Carers Trust to help the charity support the UK’s 7m unpaid carers who often sacrifice their lives caring for their loved ones.
The initiative is part of Olswang’s international partnerships programme, where each of the firm’s eight international offices works with local charity partners to raise funds and share skills and knowledge. The firm will be working with Carers Trust on innovative fundraising events, employee engagement opportunities and pro-bono services over the course of the two year partnership.
Olswang’s Head of Corporate Responsibility, Linda Zell, commented, “We look forward to working with Carers Trust for what is the central piece of Olswang’s Corporate Responsibility programme. Not only will we commit to raise funds for a great organisation, we will also support this very worthy cause by giving our time and lending our legal skills to activities that will have an impact on the communities in which we all live and work. I’m sure the role we play will be immensely rewarding in helping many unpaid carers access the help, advice and information they so desperately need to make the challenge of caring easier.”
Pushpinder Gill, Senior Corporate Fundraising Manager, Carers Trust, added: “Carers Trust can only continue to support so many carers thanks to the generous support of our partners and donors. This new partnership with Olswang will enable us to reach out to many more unpaid carers to get the help they need through local carer services and our interactive website.”
“It is fantastic that Olswang is taking such a holistic approach to its support, involving its enthusiastic employees through fundraising and volunteering initiatives and we very much look forward to working with them over the next two years.”
Carers Trust is the UK’s largest charity for unpaid carers, supporting families to access support they desperately need. With local Network Partners we work to improve support, services and recognition for carers in communities across the UK. We offer practical help, both in and outside the home, desperately needed breaks, information and advice, currently reaching out to almost 450,000 carers.
Anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who could not cope without their support, is a carer. Three out of five people will be carers at some stage in their lives, underpinning the importance of helping those who dedicate their lives to caring for another.