Irwin Mitchell | Focus on Military | Solicitors swap pens for paint brushes in aid of Blind Veterans UK

Specialist solicitors from Irwin Mitchell’s Military Injury and Court of Protection teams were guests at a winter ball in aid of the charity Help for Heroes.

The event, held at Tennants Auction House in Leyburn on 29 November 2014, was attended by over 400 people. Following a number of auctions and other fund raising activities on the night, just over £110,000 was raised on behalf of the charity.

Irwin Mitchell was invited to the event by Lawrence Mannion, a Support Hub Manager at Phoenix House Recovery Centre located on Catterick Garrison. The Centre, run by Help for Heroes and supported by the Royal British Legion, provides a number of services and activities that support injured servicemen and women.

Paul Weston, a specialist Military Injury Solicitor, attended the event. He said:

“As a former soldier, It felt such a privilege to be part of the event, knowing that the huge amount of money raised would help serving soldiers and veterans along the difficult road to recovery.”

Guests of honour at the event were Bryn and Emma Parry, the founders of Help for Heroes who said: “We must never forget or fail those who return from conflicts in need of our support.”

Tennants Auction House provided the perfect setting for what was a wonderful evening, and guests were greeted on their arrival to the well known Help for Heroes stretcher bearer logo carved out of ice.

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