Law firm supports Sheffield charity to help more families

Paces is delighted to be welcoming a new team member thanks to the support of a leading law firm.

Irwin Mitchell have part-funded the position of Family Services Coordinator for the next two years and Josie Walker has now been appointed to the role.

Josie, who has a background in both the charitable and private sector – including a period working for a hospice – will focus on developing what Paces is able to offer families of those living with motor disorders and the support provided.

She said:

“I’m looking forward to the challenges that my new role here at Paces Sheffield will bring.

“Clearly, the charity is working hard to improve further the fantastic support they give all families – whether for the young people in school or the adult provision – and, together with the dedicated team, I hope to make a real difference to people’s lives wherever possible. These are exciting times for the charity and there are really big plans to secure ‘A New Home for Paces’.

Earlier this month, Paces launched their campaign to raise £1 million towards developing a new home for the school and charity in Sheffield.

Dr Spencer Pitfield OBE, Chief Executive of Paces, added:

“We are very excited to welcome Josie to our team. The charity has exciting plans to expand the support we can give to both children in our school and adults, and family services is such an important part of how we support all those we work with.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the generosity of Irwin Mitchell. They have part-funded Josie’s position for just over two years, and without such incredible support I have no doubt we would have really struggled to find the finances to fill this important position”.

Julianne Moore, Partner at Irwin Mitchell in Sheffield, said:

“We are hugely proud to support Paces in part funding this vital role for the school.  Over the years from our long-standing relationship with Paces we have seen first-hand the positive impact the work at Paces has on children with complex disabilities and their families.”