We are thrilled to announce that leading law firm Charles Russell Speechlys (CRS) has chosen Carers Trust to be their firm's charity of the year 2017.

The law firm will fundraise for Carers Trust to help us provide support, services and recognition, for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.

As part of this exciting partnership, staff have already outlined a full calendar of fundraising events which include taking part in an open-water swim, an Ironman Triathlon and a UK cycling event. 

Providing invaluable support to carers

Senior Partner and Chair of the CRS Committee, Christopher Page, said:

"We are delighted to work with Carers Trust and welcome them into the Charles Russell Speechlys fold.

This initiative resonates well with our core values, respecting others and treating them accordingly, and illustrates our aim to be integrated with our wider community, helping where and how we can.

"The work of Carers Trust and support they provide is invaluable and we look forward to helping this excellent organisation achieve its strategic aims."

The importance of partners and donors

Gail Scott-Spicer, CEO at Carers Trust comments:

"We can only continue to support so many unpaid carers thanks to the generous support of our partners and donors.

"This new partnership with Charles Russell Speechlys will enable us to reach out to many more of the UK's seven million unpaid carers in order to get the help and support they need.

Three in five of us will become an unpaid carer at some point in our lives and this partnership puts us in a position to continue to make a huge difference."

If you are interested in finding out more about this partnership and what's going on in your area, please do get in touch with Carers Trust's Corporate Fundraising Team on corporate@carers.org