Shoosmiths' family team in Manchester is proud to be sponsoring the anniversary ball of a city charity set which now supports 13,500 people across the region.
TLC: Talk, Listen, Change emerged offers services from counselling to family mediation, parenting support and domestic violence prevention and is celebrating its first birthday this evening.
In just its first month, TLC stepped in to provide support to those affected by the Manchester Arena Bombing on May 22 delivering over 200 sessions of free support to those in need, such as counselling for children who were at the concert, teachers who needed to comfort their students and emergency service workers who were first on the scene.
Anita Shepherd, senior associate and head of the family department, has led on the event's support.
She said: "My interest in supporting TLC: Talk, Listen, change is mainly because of the great work they do in terms of helping families and relationship breakdown, which fits in with what I do. I think they provide a very supportive service to families going through that process and for me, providing the legal advice, I could see the synergy between TLC: Talk, Listen, Change and Shoosmiths."
Victoria Hill, event coordinator, said: "I've known Anita (Shoosmiths LLP) for a number of years and always admired her determination to offer high-quality support to her clients. Shoosmiths LLP's belief in the support we offer to individuals, couples, friends, families, parents and throughout society has led to a natural partnership and we're really grateful for their sponsorship of TLC's Charity Ball. They have enabled us to plan a fabulous evening where all profits go directly to the charity."
Heart FM's Russ Morris will be hosting the event, following an introduction via Shoosmiths' BD team.
The charity disaffiliated from a national organisation in April 2017 and went independent.
Anita has given an interview to the TLC team, talking more about her and the team's work, and why they have chosen to support TLC. You can read that, here.