Tilly Bailey & Irvine's Links With My Sisters Place Charity
- AuthorJohn Hall
This week Associate Solicitor, Rebecca Samuels and Paralegal, Jackie Blackwell from our Stockton office’s Family Department visited My Sister’s Place which is a charity based in Middlesbrough which helps victims of domestic violence. The purpose of the visit was to present My Sister’s Place with a prize which they had won at a recent event.
Michelle O Rourke, the senior development manager for My Sister’s Place visited Tilly Bailey & Irvine’s stand when we exhibited at The Tees Valley Business Summit and entered her business card into our prize draw to be in with the opportunity to win a Kindle Fire.
Michelle was overjoyed when we telephoned her to say that her card had been drawn out of the hat by Theresa Carling who hosted ‘The Socially Networked Work Place’ seminar at the event.
Michelle said “Thank you to Tilly Bailey & Irvine. Receiving the Kindle Fire was a welcome surprise and we look forward to offering the opportunity to win this fantastic prize to our guests at our Roaring 20’s Charity Ball on Friday 2nd October at Wynyard Hall. We were delighted that Becky and Jackie could come and present the prize to us as ongoing supporters of the charity. As a charity we have been lucky enough to welcome Tilly Bailey & Irvine to the My Sisters Place family as corporate supporters in addition to the ongoing relationship we have with their family department.”
Rebecca Samuels expands on our association with the charity: “TBI have a very experienced team of domestic abuse specialists who work closely with My Sister’s Place delivering advice and assistance to women when they are at their most vulnerable. The family department at Stockton hold a drop in surgery at MSP each Thursday as well as additional appointments on a day to day basis as required. We provide advice and support to enable clients to feel empowered, safe and protected. The services we offer include obtaining injunctions, assisting in court proceedings often which involve Social Services regarding their children including, as well as all aspects of separation and divorce, including financial division
She goes on to add: “We are proud to be the first Corporate Sponsor of My Sister’s Place demonstrating our commitment to working in the long term with such a vital organisation. We aim to continue working closely with them to raise their profile so more families are aware of the services that we can jointly deliver and can access much needed support within a one stop, drop in centre environment.”
Being a corporate sponsor or simply pledging support, no matter how small,l makes such a big difference. Thirty five women each day require immediate crisis support and emergency intervention. My Sister’s Place estimates that it costs approximately £350 to support someone in this way and offers help to over one thousand women a year at this level. They describe themselves as ‘a small charity making a big difference’ and we couldn’t agree more.
For more information on how Tilly Bailey & Irvine can assist in family crisis please visit our website for how to speak with Rebecca for advice.
For more information on how you can get involved with My Sisters Place or to order tickets for The Roaring 20’s Ball, please visit the website: www.mysistersplace.org.uk