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Nelson Solicitors Raises Awareness for Local Charity In Its 125th Year

MORE than 70 guests attended an event hosted by Nottingham’s Nelsons Solicitors which helped to raise awareness for one of its chosen charities for 2015, the Nottinghamshire Deaf Society.

Nelsons held the event, which was attended by the Lord Mayor of Nottingham Jackie Morris as well as more than 70 guests, at the Nottingham Contemporary.

Chief executive at Nelsons Tim Hastings opened the event with a speech about the wonderful work the charity does in Nottingham.

He said: “Each year our staff vote for the charities which they’d like us to support and raise awareness and money for – and this year one of those charities is Nottinghamshire Deaf Society (NDS).

“I have been the chair of NDS for more than 20 years and in that time I have seen the charity flourish, supporting growing numbers of deaf people in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

“NDS is striving to bridge the gap between itself and the local business community by raising awareness of the work it does locally. At Nelsons we are very proud to be longstanding supporters of this vital service and hope other businesses in the city and county follow our lead in supporting the fantastic work it does.”

Chief executive of Nottinghamshire Deaf Society Irene Andrews then gave a speech about the history of the charity and thanked the audience for their support and interest.

Following Irene’s speech, special guest Jenny Sealey MBE, who is the artistic director at Graeae Theatre Company and who co-directed the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games in 2012, spoke about her experiences of being deaf.

She said: “The work we do at Graeae and the work done at Nottinghamshire Deaf Society is all about helping deaf people to reach for the stars. I lost my hearing suddenly as a child and then my whole life changed.

“Organisations like Nottinghamshire Deaf Society mean that deaf people need not feel alone, but part of a thriving and very special community that can achieve great things. It is wonderful to see so many people here supporting our cause and I’m very grateful to Nelsons Solicitors for helping raise awareness of the work the charity does.”

Nelsons’ carries out fundraising activities throughout the year for their annually nominated charities. Nottinghamshire Deaf Society is this year celebrating its 125th anniversary. To find out more about the charity and the work it does, www.nottsdeaf.org.uk.

 

For more information, please contact Emily Winsor or Liz Cartwright at Cartwright Communications on 0115 853 2110.

Nelsons Solicitors quarterly charity drinks events, supporting Nottingham Deaf Society. In photo from left: Diane Swift, Melcon Swift, Irene Andrews (NDS) Chris Jackson, Sally Jackson (Shoestring Promotions)

Nelsons Solicitors quarterly charity drinks events, supporting Nottingham Deaf Society.
In photo from left: Diane Swift, Melcon Swift, Irene Andrews (NDS) Chris Jackson, Sally Jackson (Shoestring Promotions)

 

About Nelsons

Nelsons was established in 1983 and provides legal services for businesses and legal advice for individuals.

Nelsons’ experience and depth of resource has also enabled the company to offer services to other solicitors through Fusion Legal – a mutually-beneficial referrals and support network for law firms.

The firm has been recognised by the leading, independently researched Legal 500 as a Regional Heavyweight for the last eight years and is recommended by them in 20 practice areas. The firm is recommended by Chambers and Partners and also features in The Lawyer’s UK 200 Annual Report of the UK’s largest 200 law firms.

Nelsons has offices throughout the East Midlands in Nottingham, Leicester & Derby.

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