Wake Smith staff raise thousands for PACES

Wake Smith Solicitors has raised £5,227 for a Sheffield charity which offers life-changing support for children and adults with cerebral palsy and other motor disorders.

Employees at the Sheffield solicitors fundraised for PACES after a year of cash-collecting activities including a quiz night, wreath-making event, murder mystery evening, a skydive, beauty product evenings, tuck shop, cake sales, sweepstakes and seasonal competitions.

The biggest fundraisers of the year were the annual Christmas lunch, staff participation in the Wolf Run and Sheffield half marathon, the staff quiz and a wine-tasting evening.

Kate Lax, solicitor at Wake Smith and charitable board member, said: “Employees at the law firm voted for PACES to become its chosen charity for the last year. Everyone has worked hard to raise this fantastic amount through various events over the last 12 months.”



PACES is a leading specialist centre in Sheffield for children with cerebral palsy and other motor disorders, established in the 1990s by a group of parents who recognised the benefits of the holistic approach of conductive education. It also offers support services to families and carers through school and adult services.

Many families are taking advantage of PACES’ unique way of working, allowing their children to reap the benefits from its integrated approach, which focuses on personal goals and aspirations.

David Hall, fundraising and communications manager at PACES, said: “We would like to say such a heartfelt thank you to the whole team at Wake Smith Solicitors for their life-changing support of PACES over the last 12 months.

“We have had the pleasure of getting to know so much of the team as they have tackled Wolf Runs, thrown themselves from planes, hosted business luncheons, joined our own business club, ran marathons and championed PACES throughout the partnership.

“The whole team here at PACES have loved working with Wake Smith and would like to say thank you for all you have done for us, we hope to get the chance to work with you all again soon.”

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Emma Cockings
Emma is the content editor for Yorkshire Legal News. Emma is an experienced writer with a background in client-centric personal injury law for a major firm. She has attended and reported on numerous high-profile legal events in Yorkshire.