Sydney Mitchell held a ‘Meet and Greet’ the charities event to present the funds raised over the last 12 months to their chosen charities. 

Sydney Mitchell LLP present cheques to Carers Trust Solihull and Parenting Mental HealthCheques totalling £8000 were presented to Brandon Scott-Omenka, CEO of The Solihull Carers Trust, who provide support to carers (old and young) in Solihull and to Suzanne Alderson, Founder of Parenting Mental Health, who provide support to parents whose children have significant mental health issues.

Karen Moores, Senior Partner, presented the cheques and introduced Brandon and Suzanne to the Sydney Mitchell colleagues attending the event.

Karen said:

Thank you to everyone for supporting and participating in our fundraising events and activities over the past year.  We are planning many more future events, but we are pleased to present today £4000 to Solihull Carers Trust and Parenting Mental Health.

Brandon Scott-Omenka, CEO of the Solihull Carers Trust and Suzanne Alderson, Founder of Parenting Mental Health, gave an update to all on the great work that the charities are doing and thanked Sydney Mitchell for their fundraising.

Brandon explained that the funds would be utilised to provide much-needed respite for carers who are caring for a spouse, family member or friend facing end-of-life and severe dementia. Many of these carers have not had a break for many years, and the funds will help alleviate the stresses and give them a much-needed rest. Carers Trust supports 4800 active carers in the Solihull area. In addition, the money will be used to provide vouchers for younger carers to provide a treat just for them.

Suzanne Alderson (Founder) and Nikki Neale (CEO) also thanked all of the fundraisers for their generosity.  Nikki shared that the team at Parenting Mental Health will use the funds to help keep their ‘Peer to Peer’ support community operational; this support costs around £20 per hour to keep on line 24 hours a day.  The charity supports over 42,000 parents around the world 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year.

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Picture (LtoR): Pauline Manby (Carers Trust Solihull), Brandon Scott-Omenka (CEO), Karen Moores (Senior Partner Sydney Mitchell) Nikki Neale (CEO), and Suzanne Alderson (Parenting Mental Health)

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