Chattertons' Charity of the Year 2022
We are delighted to announce that Chattertons' Charity of the Year 2022 is The Stroke Association, a support service for people to rebuild their lives after stroke.
Each year, Chattertons Solicitors & Wealth Management, which has eight offices across Lincolnshire and in Newark, raise funds for a charity nominated and voted for by our staff. In the past we have supported various charities, including St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, MIND and most recently our 2020/21 Charity of the Year was The Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.
This year’s Charity has particular importance to one of our staff members which will inspire all of us to get involved. Margaret Chambers, a vital member of the Private Client Team at our Boston office, has worked for Chattertons since 1999, and as a legal secretary all her working life. She nominated The Stroke Association because of the stroke her husband David Chambers suffered last year, completely out of the blue in his mid-fifties.
Dave said, “I am overwhelmed and thankful that you have chosen The Stroke Association as your Charity of the Year. What the Association has done for me since May has been something I can never repay and I feel humbled for their care and a listening ear whenever I have had concerns or doubts as to what I am going through and my progress.”
“During the current climate I know they have had to make cut backs that have had no effect with the level of service passed on to the stroke survivors who need their support on sometimes a daily basis so anything Chattertons can raise will be an added bonus to the Association and very much appreciated by not only the Association but also local stroke survivors.”
The Stroke Association support people to rebuild their lives after stroke. Everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke and they provide specialist support, fund critical research and campaign to make sure people affected by stroke get the very best care and support to rebuild their lives. Rebuilding lives after a stroke is a team effort. It takes the determination of stroke survivors and carers, the generosity of supporters and the dedication of the healthcare and research communities to get there.
Katherine Bunting, Partner and Head of the Charity Committee at Chattertons, said "We are delighted that our staff have voted for such a worthwhile cause as The Stroke Association. All of us here at Chattertons are keen to get involved and we hope to go above and beyond our £5,000 target."
Lucy Burnip, Relationship Fundraiser at the Stroke Association said: “We are honoured to be named as Chattertons' Charity of the Year for 2022 and are really looking forward to supporting the team with their fundraising.”
“Sadly, we all know someone who has been affected by stroke like Margaret and her husband Dave. There are 1.3 million stroke survivors living in the UK today and someone will have a stroke every five minutes. Our specialist support, research and campaigning are only possible with the courage and determination of the stroke community and the generosity of our supporters like Chattertons. With their support we will be able to fund life-saving stroke research and help to rebuild more lives after stroke.”
Our launch event ‘Purple Monday’ will take place on 17th January 2022 and will see staff members wearing purple and each office will mark the occasion simultaneously cutting a purple ribbon at 11am.
You can keep up to date with our progress, or make a donation on our Just Giving page: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Chattertons2022