Barcan+Kirby announces new supported charities
We’re delighted to announce that this year we’ve jointly selected BRACE, the dementia charity, and Bristol Dementia Action Alliance (BDAA) as our 2017 charities of the year.
BRACE is an independent charity dedicated to raising funds that support dementia research. Their work helps us understand what dementia is, improves diagnosis and helps develop new forms of treatment.
Bristol Dementia Action Alliance was launched in 2013 as a community action group and work closely with BRACE with the aim of raising awareness and making Bristol the most dementia friendly city in the country.
Associate Solicitor Anna Molter, who is a local champion of dementia awareness in the community, remarked on her colleagues’ enthusiasm for the cause: “The staff at Barcan+Kirby have really embraced the Dementia Friends message and mindset, and the decision to support BRACE and Bristol Dementia Action Alliance reflects that.
These are both local charities which we know are doing important work. 2017 is an exciting time to be working alongside both – for BRACE this is their 30th year of funding research into dementia and for BDAA it will be their first full year as a registered charity.”
BRACE Chief Executive Mark Poarch also welcomed the announcement, saying “This is really wonderful news. Barcan+Kirby is an excellent and hugely welcome charity partner for BRACE. The BRACE philosophy is that it is only by working together that we will defeat dementia.
The support of Barcan+Kirby, a firm rooted in local communities, helps build that sense of shared purpose as we push towards the goal of a world free of these diseases. We are also delighted to hear that the firm is also supporting Bristol Dementia Action Alliance, a great campaigning charity which is also working in partnership with BRACE.”