Children’s Charity Joins Forces With Irwin Mitchell For Exhibition

Come And Join Heel And Toe And Irwin Mitchell At Newcastle Racecourse

17.09.2012

Specialist serious injury lawyers from Irwin Mitchell are encouraging families, carers and health professionals to come and show their support for children’s charity Heel and Toe at this year’s Disability North Exhibition (DNEX) in Newcastle.

The DNEX event at Newcastle Racecourse is the north’s largest exhibition offering information, equipment and links to services for elderly people and children and adults with a range of disabilities.

John Davis, Managing Partner of Irwin Mitchell’s Newcastle office, will be formally opening the two day event on Wednesday, 19 September, which attracts more than 100 exhibitors and 4,000 visitors, healthcare professionals and carers every year.

The firm is also reinforcing its links with Durham-based children’s charity Heel and Toe by sponsoring an information stand at the event. Members of the Medical Law and Patients Rights team at Irwin Mitchell will be on hand to give advice and help raise awareness about the charity, which supports youngsters with cerebral palsy and dyspraxia in the north east.

Angela Kirtley Partner in the MLPR team said: “Heel and Toe is a fantastic charity we care very much about at Irwin Mitchell.  Some of my work involves dealing with children with cerebral palsy and I know many of our clients think Heel and Toe is a great source of information and help.

“We nominated them as our charity of the year in 2010 and we’re really proud to have raised £5,600. Toby Brooks, one of our lawyers, is also one of many intrepid fundraisers and will be running in the Great North run this year in aid of the charity. Our staff have also taken part in zip wire events and daring skydives for Heel and Toe.

“We are really looking forward to attending the exhibition with staff from Heel and Toe and hope to help spread the word about the fantastic work they do.”

Jane Long, development manager at Heel and Toe, said the exhibition is an important event in the charity’s calendar.

She said: “We are really looking forward to showcasing the work we do at Heel and Toe to parents, carers and healthcare professionals at the DNEX event and Irwin Mitchell’s input will really help us shine. We need to raise £350,000 every year continue our work providing therapy sessions, fun events and support parents of children with disabilities so it’s vital for us to attend events like this.”

The DNEX event will run from 10am on Wednesday, 29 September to 4pm on Thursday, 20 September.