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Manchester’s Clarke Willmott announces 2019 charity partnership

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(L-R) Louisa Hussey and Emma Hamnett

National law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has named St Ann’s Hospice as its Manchester office charity for 2019. The hospice provides care and support to people living with or affected by life-limiting illnesses in the Greater Manchester area.   

Emma Hamnett, partner at Clarke Willmott, said “We are committed to making a difference in our local community and I’m personally delighted that our Manchester office voted for St Ann’s this year.   

The hospice provides such vital care and support and there are colleagues in our office who have had experience of the amazing work they do. It’s not until you need it most that you realise that without it, end of life care and support would look very different for individuals and families most in need.  

We are excited about the different ways we will be able to help St Ann’s – not just with fundraising and volunteering activities – but working to support them in whatever way they feel we can to further their work”. 

St Ann’s supports people from across Greater Manchester from three sites and has dedicated ‘Hospice@Home’ teams that care for people in their homes.   

Anne-Marie Wynne, head of fundraising at St Ann’s, said: “Charity-of-the-year partnerships like this one with Clarke Willmott are so important to ensure we can continue to be sustainable and provide care to local people.   

We find that, in addition to the obvious financial and team-building benefits a partnership of this kind can bring, companies often also use working with us as an opportunity to develop staff, or as a way of raising awareness of their organisation with a broader range of people.  

“We always work closely with businesses to create a bespoke partnership arrangement that meets both their needs and ours. We’re really excited about working with Clarke Willmott for the next year.” 

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Philip Ghayour
Events, PR, and Marketing Manager at The Samuel James Group, Philip has a degree in Journalism from the University of Salford and holds an MSc in Marketing from Lancaster University, Philip has also worked at BBC Radio Lancashire, Clitheroe Football Club and Accrington Stanley Football Club.