Vincents Solicitors celebrates with Age UK Lancashire

Private client team lends support to local charity

Staff and volunteers from Age UK Lancashire have been celebrated for their incredible work and dedication to older people across the county. Vincents Solicitors sponsored the staff awards at an event held at Chorley Town Hall.

Representatives from Vincents attended the event on behalf of the firm, which is also working with the charity to support Will Writing days at a significantly reduced cost.

Claire Hamilton, head of Vincents Chorley office, said: “It was a real tear jerker watching the films and hearing stories about the people they support. We were delighted to be able to sponsor the staff awards and felt privileged to be involved.”

And Lisa Lodge, head of the Garstang office and a leading private client services added: “We were delighted to support the incredible staff and volunteers who are helping to make older people's lives better, by sponsoring the Age UK Lancashire annual celebration. It was a great afternoon hearing some fabulous uplifting stories. Well done to all the winners and everyone who was nominated, you're all stars.”

The event was attended by many of the charity’s new trustees, and was an opportunity for new Chief Executive Teri Stephenson to review the year and talk about the future plans and opportunities.

David Ward from Age UK Lancashire said: “This is the 5th event we have done to celebrate our organisation’s achievements and, in what has been quite a challenging year in a number of ways, it has been great to be able to finish on a real high.

“We were pleased that so many of our team from around the county were able to attend. The real highlight of the day was celebrating the staff and volunteer nominees and winners.

“It was great to have the staff awards sponsored by Vincent’s Solicitors, who we have started doing low cost Will Writing days with. We really appreciate their support, without which we wouldn’t be able to host these events.”

Age UK Lancashire plays an important role for older people in the county through campaigning for change to social care and providing advice and support for people in a variety of areas, including welfare benefit checks and information on how to stay healthy and warm in the winter months.

Lancashire also has one of the highest rates on loneliness in the whole county with more than *35,000 people over 65* said to be chronically lonely. Age UK Lancashire works to support people to stay active and socialise by providing activity groups and opportunities for people to remain independent.

Information on how to support the charity or the services they can provide can be found on their website or by calling 0300 303 1234.

Pictured: Staff winner Lesley Bowden, Daytime Support Service