Irwin Mitchell Sponsors West Yorkshire Panathlon Challenge

Leeds Law Firm Irwin Mitchell Supports Halifax Disability Sports Event

16.03.2015

Expert lawyers from Irwin Mitchell’s Leeds office were on hand to support the West Yorkshire Panathlon Challenge, which took place at North Bridge Leisure Centre, Halifax.

The event, which was sponsored by Irwin Mitchell, offered an opportunity for disabled children of secondary school age from the region to take part in a variety of sports.

The Panathlon Challenge provides sporting opportunities to more than 5,000 disabled young people every year and the event in West Yorkshire was the latest in a long-line of activities held in the region.

The West Yorkshire event saw children compete in a range of sports, including boccia, polybat, table cricket, new age kurling and a number of specially-adapted track and field events. 

Panathlon is open to young people with a range of physical impairments, including deaf, hearing impaired and visually impaired children, as well as those with severe and complex learning difficulties. 

Alistair Stokes, Sam Hill, Lauren Bullock and David King from Irwin Mitchell’s medical negligence and serious injury teams in Leeds attended the event, with Sam handing out prizes to competitors.

Expert Opinion
“It was an absolute honour to be asked to hand out some of the prizes to the competitors who worked so hard all day.

“In our work we see the positive impact events such as these have on those who live with disabilities and it was great to be here to see everyone having such a great time and taking part in such a wide range of sports.

“The organisation works extremely hard to support disabled children who want to be involved in sports sport and we were delighted to be able to offer our sponsorship and support, particularly as we know how important events like this are for young people.”
Samuel Hill, Solicitor