TLW Solicitors Supports Pathways 4 All Appeal
Despite the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic, the team at TLW Solicitors has managed to support North East charity, Pathways 4 All in its latest fundraising appeal.
Launched in 2010 by founder Lynn McManus, Pathways 4 All offers leisure activities for disabled children and young people. Their Pathways 2 Play Appeal aims to raise £100,000 for inclusive and sensory play equipment for the Tim Lamb Centre garden at The Rising Sun Country Park in Benton.
In early 2020, TLW Solicitors signed up to take part in the ‘Grow 50’ challenge – where the firm was given £50 and challenged to use it to make as much money as possible for the Charity.
Despite Covid-19 and subsequent lockdowns significantly impacting fundraising plans, as a result of the team’s early enterprising efforts and a top-up donation, TLW has been able to contribute £500 to the Pathways 2 Play appeal, allowing a new sensory panel to be installed in the garden.
Commenting on the initiative, TLW Solicitors Director and Pathways 4 All Trustee, John Burn said:
“2020 had an enormous impact on the services that Pathways could provide. Although 2021 has started with another lockdown, we are all hopeful the situation will improve so that as soon as restrictions are lifted, children and their families can once again enjoy the fantastic facilities provided by Pathways”.
A combination of public donations, local business contributions and grant funding means over £70,000 has been raised so far.
Chief Executive and Charity Founder, Lynn McManus said:
“Firstly, I would like to say how, delighted Pathways 4 All are to have John as a Trustee/Director of our charity. Due to the Covid-19 Virus, and the very vulnerable children that we support, the decision was made last March to close our centre until we felt it would be safe, in the knowledge we would be keeping our family’s virus-free. However, this has impacted on our plans for the future the biggest one being our ambitious plans to re-vamp our outdoor play area. I have been astonished at how well our fundraising has gone.
We thought our “Grow 50” idea would have to be put on hold, so we were delighted when we received the message from John. That in these difficult times they have still thought of us and carried on growing their £50 to an amazing £500.
John Thank you so very much to you and your staff. Your generosity will buy a sensory panel for our new wheelchair accessible walkway.”