STAFF at Sheffield solicitors Wake Smith will spend the next 18 months raising cash for St Luke’s Hospice in memory of a former colleague who died earlier this year.
Helen Paul, who had worked as a conveyancer in the commercial property team at Wake Smith Solicitors for more than 22 years, died in June after a short illness.
As a mark of respect to Helen, Wake Smith has chosen St Luke’s as its chosen charity in recognition of the invaluable care it gave to Helen in her final days.
Colleague Paul Gibbon, director in the commercial property team at Wake Smith, said: “I worked with Helen for many years, she was an intrinsic member of the team and will be hugely missed by me, and all of her colleagues.
“We spoke to her family, who agreed supporting St Luke’s as our nominated charity was the perfect way to honour her memory.
“The hospice provided invaluable care to Helen and support for her family in her final days.
“We have the next 18 months to raise funds for the charity and are really looking forward to working with them.”
Our Head of Fundraising Joasia Lesniak said: “We are so grateful to Wake Smith for choosing to support St Luke’s in this way.
“We are really looking forward to entering into a charity partnership with Wake Smith and working with them to raise vital funds.
“Now more than ever, we need the support of our community to ensure we can continue caring for the people of Sheffield, like Helen, when they need it most.”