One of South Essex’s leading law firms is marking Dementia Awareness Week this week by taking part in Alzheimer’s Society’s United Against Dementia image initiative.
Lawyers at Palmers Solicitors have joined with thousands of individuals and firms from across Britain by creating their very own United Against Dementia image, which they have uploaded to the Alzheimer’s Society website and shared on their social media channels.
Dementia is a cause that is close to the hearts of members of the Palmers team. All of the solicitors in the firm’s Older Client team are Dementia Friends and members of the team have taken part in activities to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Society.
Next month, solicitor, Siobain Moore, is set to take part in the Nightrider London 100km cycle event to raise funds for the cause. Her efforts follow those of fellow Palmers solicitor, Mark Harris, who last year took part in the London to Brighton cycle ride and the Foulness Island Bike Ride to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Society.
Palmers are also proud to be part of the Southend Dementia Action Alliance, an organisation made up of firms, charities and the public sector, who are dedicated to working together to help boost the quality of life for people with dementia, their families and carers.
Lee McClellan, a Partner in the Older Client team at Palmers, said: “As people live longer lives, more and more are being diagnosed with dementia and more families are having to deal with the challenges that presents.
“Here at Palmers, we help people with dementia and their families with some of the legal issues raised by the condition on a daily basis, so we are familiar with many of the problems faced and of the need for society as a whole to act more sympathetically towards people with dementia.
“That is why our members of our team are engaged in raising funds and changing perceptions of dementia, going beyond the call of duty in doing so.”
Anyone wishing to sponsor Siobain Moore in her efforts next month can do so by visiting http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=SiobainMoore