Bromleys raises over £1,350 for The Anthony Seddon Fund

A Tameside charity which supports people with mental health problems has received a cash boost from Bromleys Solicitors.

Staff chose The Anthony Seddon Fund as the firm’s charity of the year for 2017 and raised £1,353.18 to support its activities and projects.

Anthony, who lived in Ashton, took his own life in 2013 at the age of 30 after a 12-year battle with bipolar disorder.

His family set up the charity in his memory to raise money to improve the quality of life of people with mental illness and their relatives, friends and carers.

It also campaigns to increase awareness about the issue, in particular among young people.

Bromleys partner Paul Westwell said: “The Anthony Seddon Fund provides invaluable assistance to people suffering from various forms of mental health issues and we are delighted to have supported this excellent charity.

“It’s right on our doorstep and, although our 12-month commitment has come to an end, we have forged a close friendship and will continue to support them where we can and remain involved with them.”

Anthony’s mum Donna said: “Small charities like ours are in desperate need of core funding and our thanks go to Bromleys for their amazing fundraising efforts.

“We’ve had such fun working with the team and everyone has been so welcoming and supportive.”

Staff at Bromleys have voted Francis House Children’s Hospice as the firm’s charity of the year for 2018.

Francis House supports more than 460 children and young adults with life-limiting conditions and their families from across Greater Manchester.

Lauren Taylor, of Bromleys’ charity committee, said: “We’re delighted to be raising money for Francis House this year.

“Everyone at the firm loves getting involved in our charity events and activities. They are fun and help to boost staff engagement, as well as being a great way to raise funds and increase awareness of a good cause.”

Emma Rapley of Francis House said: “We are most grateful to Bromleys for making this commitment to our charity and we look forward to working with the team throughout the year.

“We get very little government funding, so we rely on the support of the local community and organisations to ensure that we can continue to provide a free service to the families who need us most.”

Pictured left to right are Anthony Seddon’s mother Donna Thomas and her husband Brian Thomas, Paul Westwell of Bromleys