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Mar 15

RELATE appoint new Board Trustee

We are pleased to announce that Sarah Lunn, Family Solicitor, here at Ward Gethin Archer has recently been appointed as a Trustee to the Board of Norfolk and Suffolk RELATE.  RELATE Norfolk and Suffolk is a local charity providing counselling, support and information for all relationships.  Their services include relationship counselling for individuals and couples, family counselling, children and young people's counselling and sex therapy.  They also provide friendly and informal workshops for people at important stages in their relationships. 

One of Sarah's key roles as a Trustee is to try and reduce the charity’s dependency on grant funding and develop other sources of income streams.  RELATE Norfolk and Suffolk currently has 5 charity shops which help to support the work that the charity does.  The charity currently uses its bursaries to subsidise the cost of counselling for people who are in financial difficulties.  The demand on this bursary has increased dramatically in recent years, at the same time that core funding from local Councils has reduced, putting a real squeeze on its budgets.  The charity is currently facing a budget deficit this year as a result of the on-going cuts and would be grateful for any support that you can provide.  Ways in which you or your business may be able to help include:

• Making RELATE your charity of the year.
• Setting up a collection point for good quality items such as clothes, shoes, books, bric-a-brac, jewellery, etc., to sell in the shops, as well as textiles and shoes for recycling.  RELATE can arrange to collect donations from you or to have a donations bin left with you for a few days for your staff and customers to use.
• Dress down Friday, where staff give a donation to come to work in casual dress.

Every penny that the charity raises goes towards supporting their bursary fund, helping couples and families who are unable to afford the counselling and support they need.  The charity would be grateful for any support that you can give to them. 

Sarah Lunn specialises in all aspects of family work including divorce, civil partnership dissolution, children matters, Separation Agreements, Pre-Nuptial Agreements and Change of Name Deeds.  Sarah can be contacted on 01553 667250 or sarah.lunn@wardgethinarcher.co.uk.