Lawyers Celebrate the Child Brain Injury Trust’s 21st Anniversary with Sponsored Walk at Rother Valley Country Park
Staff at Irwin Mitchell put their best foot forward during a walk around the picturesque Rother Valley Country Park to raise funds for The Child Brain Injury Trust during its 21st anniversary year.
More than 80 parents, youngsters and supporters of the charity took part in the 2.6-mile challenge around the park’s lake organised by the serious injury team from Irwin Mitchell’s Sheffield office at Riverside East.
The event raised over £1,000 for Child Brain Injury Trust, which helps children with acquired brain injuries caused by serious accidents and illness. The charity aims to mark its 21st anniversary this year by raising £210,000 to help fund a new support project, which will provide a dedicated regional Child and Family Support worker for the north.
Kate Petchey, a lawyer at Irwin Mitchell who specialises in helping people with brain injuries to get the support they need to improve their lives said: “We do so much work helping parents to access treatment and rehabilitation for their children after they have suffered a brain injury so they can get their lives back on track.
“At Irwin Mitchell we see first-hand the devastating impact brain injuries can have and that’s why we support the amazing work of the Child Brain Injury Trust, particularly their plans to fund a specialist Child and Family Support worker who will cover the Sheffield area.
“The work the trust does is vital to provide information and support to families and we were really happy to organise this event to help boost its fundraising efforts. It was a real family-friendly event and a great atmosphere at Rother Valley.”
Rachel Ritter, Fundraising Manager for the Child Brain Injury Trust said the charity relies upon fundraising activities like the one organised by Irwin Mitchell to continue its life-changing work.
She said: “The event at Rother Valley has raised over £1,000 for the charity, which will be used to support our new Child and Family Support project for the north. This service will help children and families affected by brain injury in Sheffield and will be formally launched at the end of this year.
“This vital service will cost £50,000 a year to run, so we are incredibly grateful to everyone who took part in the sponsored walk and picnic. I hope their efforts will inspire others to fundraise and help us continue to change the lives of children with brain injury.”