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  • “The SBA confirms my professional standing as a lawyer

  • “No one should feel their life is in such a state that they can’t ask for help”

  • “You know that there are people there to support you and that you are not alone”

  • “I was not yet suicidal but I was close to breaking point

100 year birthday celebrations for SBA beneficiary

Last week saw SBA beneficiary, Mrs Penistan (pictured above), enjoy her 100th birthday, surrounded by family and friends. Mrs Penistan, who now lives in Arden House in Pickering, was showered with flowers, cards and good wishes as part of her big day.

SBA The Solicitors’ Charity has been helping the Penistan family in one way or another since 1968.  Their connection to SBA was via Mr JR Penistan, a Cleethorpes-based sole practitioner who died in 1982.  Their daughter, Margaret, had this to say:

“My mother is very comfortable in her residential home. She is quite content.  SBA’s kindness has taken a lot of worry off my shoulders with looking after her.  The support has enabled us to go on holiday and enjoy times together as a family.  To do things we wouldn’t have been able to do.

The support from SBA has tremendously improved the quality of life for my mother.”

Mrs Penistan’s Area Representative is Anthony Cumming, personal injury specialist and past President of Leeds Law Society.  He says,

“It is a privilege to be able to help such a lovely lady.”

Everyone at SBA The Solicitors’ Charity would like to wish Mrs Penistan a happy 100th birthday!

Get help from SBA

SBA offers financial support for solicitors, former solicitors and their families. These are often people who have fallen on difficult times. If you or anyone you know needs support from SBA the Solicitors’ Charity, please feel free to contact us.

T: 020 8675 6440
E: sec@sba.org.uk

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