Wigan homelessness charity The Brick earns vital support from law firm
A Wigan charity which supports people facing homelessness and poverty has been given a cash boost.
The Brick received the donation from Active Case Management, a firm and intermediary for people living with catastrophic brain injuries.
Active Case Management had been given a helping hand by national law firm, Stephensons, who donated surplus office equipment and furniture to them following their recent expansion at the Wigan Investment Centre.
Rather than dispose of the desks and cabinets, Stephensons, who also have an office at the centre, gave the furniture to them to help make their expansion as simple as possible.
In response, Active Case Management has decided to pay forward the gesture by donating funds to The Brick.
The charity was selected by both firms in response to its #RebuildingLives campaign which aims to raise £75,000 to support those most in need.
Its initiative “The Brick Re-use” which aims to educate people in Wigan about recycling was also recognised.
Louise Sheffield, director and clinical case manager at Active Case Management, said: “In our everyday work we strive to rebuild the lives of people who have sustained catastrophic injuries.
“We also recognise our corporate responsibility to support local communities and minimise our impact on the environment.
“The donation of office furniture from Stephensons was very welcome in that it enabled us to quickly grow into our new premises, maintain continuity of service to our clients and uphold our aim to minimise waste.
“We are delighted to pass on our good fortune in this donation to The Brick’s #RebuildingLives campaign.”
Judith Thomas-Whittingham, partner and head of the clinical negligence department at Stephensons added: “Re-use and recycle are two words we are all trying to live by at the moment and as a firm, sustainability is very important to us. I’m delighted that this small gesture has been so warmly received by Louise and her team.”
“The work that both organisations provide to vulnerable people is in keeping with The Brick’s campaign to help rebuilding lives. The charity’s work is so important and particularly now in these unprecedented times.”
To learn more about The Brick, their work and how to support them, visit www.thebrick.org.uk