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Our 'Charity of the Year' Sue Ryder

Leeds and Bradford Law Firm Schofield Sweeney has chosen Wheatfields Hospice in Leeds and Manorlands Hospice near Keighley – two of the seven hospices run by national healthcare charity Sue Ryder - as their charity of the year.

Sue Ryder provides incredible hospice and neurological care for people facing a frightening  life-changing diagnosis through seven hospices and six neurological c are centres across the country.  Not only does Sue Ryder treat more conditions than any other UK charity in their hospices, neurological care centres and out in the community; they also campaign to improve the lives of people living with them.  One in four people are affected by conditions such as cancer; heart failure; dementia; acquired brain injury; multiple sclerosis; Huntington’s disease and motor neurone disease.

The staff at Schofield Sweeney will be involved with fundraising events and helping support the hospices as they look after people at the most difficult time of their lives.

Ann-Marie Keighley, Marketing Manager at Schofield Sweeney said: ‘Community Investment is very important to us; we provide support to numerous organisations in the region.  We encourage our staff to participate in community initiatives and other charitable projects to ensure we make a positive contribution to the places in which we live and work. I have been impressed by the level of enthusiasm from the staff as they want to get involved with everything from baking, running marathons to dressing up and taking part in the mascot race!”

Holly Buckley, Corporate Fundraiser at Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice, commented: “We are absolutely thrilled that Schofield Sweeney has chosen our two hospices in West Yorkshire as their charity of the year. Every year we care for more than 1,000 people living with a life-changing condition and their loved ones.  We have been at the heart of the community for over 35 years. We support people and their families at a very vulnerable time of their lives and all our services are free of charge. Every year it costs over £4m to run Wheatfields Hospice and more than £2.5m has to come from voluntary donations. It is thanks to companies like Schofield Sweeney that we can continue to be here for people and their family when they need specialist care as well as emotional support”.