BLM is delighted to announce its new corporate charity partner – Together for Short Lives. The charity aims to help seriously ill children and their families make the most of every moment they have together. The new partnership will span two years and will be operational across all of BLM’s 13 offices.
There are 49,000 children living in the UK with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. Many of them have complex conditions and need specialist care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Their families can face unimaginable challenges, including isolation, exhaustion and relationship breakdown. Together for Short Lives stands alongside families, supporting them and raising funds for the children’s hospices they depend on.
BLM will undertake a series of fundraising, mentoring and volunteering activity to make a significant difference to this incredible charity’s work and their mission to secure the best quality of life and best end of life care for children who will have short lives.
Commenting on the partnership, BLM’s senior partner Matthew Harrington said: “Together for Short Lives is a welcome ray of light for families facing unbearably challenging times. Through our new partnership we are thrilled to be able to offer our support. There are not enough words to describe how incredibly rewarding this cause is – Together for Short Lives provide loved ones the opportunity to enjoy precious time with their child, making memories that will last a lifetime. Our 13 offices will be twinned with a children’s hospice to provide direct support to families in every one of BLM’s local communities through a fantastic range of fundraising activities.”
Andrew Fletcher, Together for Short Lives CEO said: “We are thrilled to be named as BLM’s new charity partner. Together for Short Lives works to ensure that seriously ill children and their families can make the most of every moment they have together, whether that’s for years, months or only hours. I know that BLM will help us make a huge difference for these families by supporting children’s hospices local to each of their 13 UK and Ireland offices. I’m looking forward to working together to help change lives for the better.”
Read more about their inspiring work here.
BLM’s charity partnerships are part of the firm’s commitment to making a positive contribution to society and the communities it operates in. BLM’s previous charity partners were Mind and Sane from April 2017 to March 2019.