Posted on 17th April 2018

Local Solicitors Roll up their Sleeves in Support of Age UK North Yorkshire and Darlington

L to R: The decorating team - Natalie Palmer, Elizabeth Armstrong, Gillian Peel (Age UK Darlington), Nikita Noel and Daniel Williams

Latimer Hinks, one of the North East’s leading law firms, has been supporting a local charity by volunteering to paint some of the rooms at its new building in Northallerton.

A four-strong team from the Darlington-based solicitors rolled up their sleeves to support Age UK North Yorkshire and Darlington (NYD), a charity which helps older people across the two regions to maintain physical and mental wellbeing, in support of their new building in Northallerton.

Led by Latimer Hinks’ Director, Natalie Palmer, who is a Trustee of the charity, the team included Director Elizabeth Armstrong, and Solicitors Daniel Williams and Nikita Noël.  They spent an afternoon painting two of the rooms in the Charity’s new building which Age UK NYD hopes to open to the public this month.

The new building, located on Zetland Street, will be used for activities as well as providing information and advice to older people in Northallerton and the surrounding area.

Gillian Peel, CEO of Age UK NYD said “We are so grateful to members of Latimer Hinks for giving up their time and volunteering to help paint.  The new building provides such opportunity for us to open up other services and to support older people living in the Northallerton area.”

We are also looking for other companies to follow Latimer Hinks’ lead and make use of this team building opportunity to volunteer and help us smarten up the premises with a lick of paint. There will also be many chances for people to volunteer and help support older people in North Yorkshire and the Darlington.”

Natalie Palmer said “It was great to be part of such a rewarding project that will make such a difference to the lives of older people in Northallerton and the surrounding area.  We had a lot of fun volunteering and we hope the new building will be a great place for people to come and socialise.”

Elizabeth Armstrong added: “It was an honour to help out with such a worthy cause. Everyone needs support at some point in their lives so it was nice to give a helping hand to the charity, which does such great work in the community.”

This is not the first time Latimer Hinks has supported Age UK NYD and there are plans to further support the charity throughout 2018.

If you wish to volunteer for Age UK North Yorkshire and Darlington, please contact Lynn on 01325 362832 or email lynn.walton@ageuknyd.org.uk