Lawrence Stephens has announced its chosen charity partner of 2022 is Crohn’s and Colitis UK.
The firm voted to support this charity and will begin organising and participating in fundraising activities to raise money for the work being done by the Crohn’s and Colitis UK charity.
Lawrence Stephens will be raising awareness for the illnesses as there is currently no cure, which is why the firm said it is important to fund medical research and specialist care for those who live with the illnesses.
It is estimated that over 500,000 people across the UK live with Crohn’s or Colitis, two main types of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Both diseases can affect almost every part of your body, from digestion and joints, to energy levels and mental health, and in some cases may result in major surgery.
Lawrence Stephens said symptoms can impact many parts of an individual’s life, from education and work to relationships.
Natasha Cockram, corporate partnerships officer of Crohn’s and Colitis UK, said: “We are incredibly grateful to Lawrence Stephens for choosing us as their charity of the year. We can’t wait to work with them over the next year to not only fundraise but to raise awareness of these invisible conditions.”
Jeff Rubenstein, senior director, added: “We’re delighted to have Crohn’s and Colitis UK as our charity partner for 2022. Several of us at Lawrence Stephens have a personal connection to the conditions and are all too aware of the severe impact Crohn’s and Colitis can have on people’s lives.”
Bethany Jacobs, paralegal, said: “I am thrilled that Lawrence Stephens have decided to support Crohn’s and Colitis UK as their charity of the year for 2022. As someone who has personally used their services, I know just how invaluable the work they do is and I am delighted to be helping raise some much needed awareness around these illnesses.”