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Serious Injury Lawyers At Irwin Mitchell Sponsor SSIT Event

Adventurer Twins To Give Talk At Winchester Science Centre And Planetarium


Expert serious injury lawyers from Irwin Mitchell’s Southampton office have sponsored an event at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium where twins, Hugo and Ross Turner, will discuss their recent expeditions and the work of the Southern Spinal Injuries Trust (SSIT).

Hugo recovered from a spinal cord injury he suffered when diving into a swimming pool and since the incident, he and his brother Ross, have dedicated their life to adventuring and furthering medical knowledge, with a special interest in spinal injuries and research.

They have undertaken a number of classic expeditions and provided the opportunity for further research to be done into the impact a spinal injury can have on sufferers thanks to their work with the Department of Twin Research at King’s College London.

Geoff Holt MBE, a patron of SSIT, will host the Irwin Mitchell sponsored event at the Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium on March 24th, where the twins will talk about their exploits, with all proceeds from the event going to the trust.

SSIT provides specialist equipment and support to people affected by spinal cord injuries in the south and south-west of England and depends on charitable donations, grants and fundraising to carry on their work.

Claire Howard, a Partner and expert serious injury lawyer at Irwin Mitchell’s Southampton office, said: 

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We are delighted to be able to sponsor this event, which will help to raise funds for the SSIT and the amazing work it does.

“In our work representing people who have suffered serious injuries, including spinal cord injuries, we have seen the life-changing impact these issues can have. What Hugo and his brother Ross have achieved is incredible and it is amazing that they have dedicated their lives to research into spinal cord injuries.

“Their dedication has helped improve understanding of spinal injuries and undoubtedly helped thousands of people. The work the SSIT does also helps to provide those with spinal cord injuries greater independence and quality of life and we are delighted to be able to raise money for such a worthy cause.”
Claire Howard, Partner

Sally Moger, Charity Manager at SSIT, said: “We are delighted to be able to hold this event at such an amazing venue with the help of Irwin Mitchell. Tickets can be purchased online at our website or by getting in touch with me at the Trust.

“We hope their exploits and their dedication to research will improve the understanding of spinal cord injuries and the knowledge gained will be used to help current sufferers and future generations alike.”

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