Irwin Mitchell Provides Support As Part Of Don’t Quit, Do It Initiative
A talented Boccia player from Durham has received an equipment boost after receiving funding from Irwin Mitchell as part of the law firm’s ongoing commitment to supporting disability sport initiatives.
Thomas Jackson, 26 from Thornley, competes both regionally and nationally in competitions related to Boccia, a game similar to bowls which is played by those across the globe who have physical disabilities.
He has now received a £500 grant from Irwin Mitchell which he has put towards the purchase of a new head pointer, equipment which will prove vital as he prepares to enter more competitions in the autumn.
The law firm has provided the funding as part of its ongoing Don’t Quit, Do It initiative, which aims to highlight the benefits of disability sport and provide support to emerging talent in a range of disciplines. The campaign is backed by multiple gold medal-winning Paralympian Hannah Cockroft MBE.
Angela Kirtley, a Partner and medical negligence expert at Irwin Mitchell’s Newcastle office, said:
Expert Opinion“Our Don’t Quit, Do It campaign has given us a great opportunity to lend support to some top sporting talent based across the country.
“Through our work helping those affected by serious illness and injury, we have seen the huge difference that disability sport can make to lives. Thomas is a great example of that and we are delighted to have helped him secure vital new equipment. We wish him all of the best for his upcoming competitions.” Angela Kirtley - Partner
Thomas Jackson said: “Disability sport has made such a huge difference to my life and it is fantastic to see an organisation like Irwin Mitchell raising awareness of the impact that Boccia and other activities can have.
“I am hugely grateful for their support and this new equipment will prove very useful.”
The Don’t Quit, Do It grant programme from Irwin Mitchell offers individuals, disability sport charities and groups an opportunity to apply for help with the cost of training, equipment or participation in major events. Since its launch it has provided more than £50,000 to a range of different projects in the UK.
Irwin Mitchell is a proud supporter of disability sport and has partnerships with the England Amputee Football Association, Boccia England and a host of other related organisations. Furthermore, last year the firm was the Official Legal Services Provider of the World Para Athletics Championships in London and it is also a supporter of the Superhero Series held at Dorney Lake in Windsor.
Read more about Irwin Mitchell's Don't Quit, Do It campaign.