Alzheimer’s Research UK chosen as Thursfields’ charity of the year for 2023-24

Leading Midlands law firm Thursfields Solicitors has selected Alzheimer’s Research UK its charity of the year for 2023-24.

Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity, dedicated to funding diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure of the disease.

The charity will now receive fundraising, awareness and volunteer support from Thursfields for the next 12 months.

Courtney Litwinko-Smith, chair of Thursfields’ Junior Law Committee, explained that after receiving more than 150 applications earlier this year, staff voted on who should be the company’s chosen charity for 2023-24.

Ms Litwinko-Smith, a trainee solicitor in the Family Law department at Thursfields, will now be arranging fundraising efforts and leading the relationship with Alzheimer’s Research UK.

She said: “Everyone at Thursfields is really pleased to be offering our support to Alzheimer’s Research UK for the next 12 months.

“Our annual process of inviting applications, choosing the Charity of the Year and then supporting that cause, is one of the most popular activities for staff here at Thursfields.

“Almost everyone knows a relative or friend or suffers from dementia, which can be such a debilitating and distressing disease for both victims and their families.

“I am certain that this will drive great enthusiasm across Thursfields for supporting the wonderful work Alzheimer’s Research UK does.”

Penny Dyer, Regional Fundraising Officer at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said “We’re so grateful to Thursfields Solicitors for choosing Alzheimer’s Research UK as their Charity of the Year. Right now, dementia affects almost one million people in the UK. Yet there are no treatments available in the UK to slow or stop the diseases that cause it.

“With the support of Thursfields, we can discover life-changing preventions, tests, treatments and, one day, a cure. Together, we can change the lives of everyone affected by dementia. We can’t wait to see what the next year brings for Thursfields Solicitors and Alzheimer’s Research UK. Thank you!”

Alzheimer’s Research UK follows Birmingham Dogs Home, Wings & Paws in Wolverhampton, and  Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust, who all shared the benefits of being Thursfields’ charity of the year in the 2022-23 year.

Dani James, Thursfields’ business development and marketing partner, said: “We are so proud of our staff who in the last 12 months have raised more than £6,000 for the three charities we supported last year.

“We are now looking forward to helping Alzheimer’s Research UK in its efforts to find more out about dementia, to alleviate the suffering it causes, and to highlight the great work the charity does.

“Our team across Thursfields’ offices will strive to raise as much funds as possible for the charity, providing volunteers to help on projects and raising awareness of the important role the charity plays.”

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