For local solicitor, Jodie Anderson-Bell of GKS Law, helping the community is more than a motto, it’s a commitment.
She recently completed a fortnight-long drive of charitable appointments for Basic Wills Services that not only helped local people secure their futures but also donated 50% of her appointment fees to fund silicosis research through The Common Good, an initiative of The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation.
Silicosis is a lung disease caused by breathing in tiny particles of toxic silica crystal. It’s becoming an epidemic, particularly for stonemasons who are exposed to silica dust when cutting, polishing and installing stone benchtops in kitchens and bathrooms.
When asked why she wanted to support silicosis research, Jodie responded: “Silicosis is threatening lives across Australia and it is important that research, such as that being undertaken by The Common Good, has as much backing as possible to get the best possible outcomes for sufferers.”
Through local community support of her charitable appointment drive, Jodie and GKS Law have now donated over $4,200 to fund research which could help treat the disease and save thousands of lives.
This article was written and published in the Redcliffe & Bayside Herald on 19th June 2019. Jodie Anderson-Bell, Legal Practice Director at GKS Law leads the Wills & Estate Law department. This is the second year that Jodie has participated in The Common Good’s initiative of The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation.