Irwin Mitchell Donates £500 To Support Organisation’s Work
A Hampshire disability sports initiative has received an equipment boost thanks to a donation from law firm Irwin Mitchell.
The firm’s Southampton office have provided a £500 donation to Active Nation’s ActiveAbility Solent, which currently provides physical activity sessions to around 2,000 disabled people per month.
Active Nation has specifically used the funds to support its ActiveAbility boccia sessions; a Paralympic target sport which is similar to boules. The organisation has purchased two new sets of balls with the funds, as well as extra ramps to help more people get involved.
Irwin Mitchell has a long-held commitment to supporting disability sport initiatives and recently provided donations to a range of organisations and sportspeople via its Don’t Quit, Do It campaign; supported by the likes of wheelchair racing star Hannah Cockroft MBE.
The law firm is also a major supporter of the growth of boccia in the UK and has a long-standing relationship with Boccia England.
Expert Opinion“As a firm we are hugely proud of our links to the world of disability sport and are always looking for opportunities to show our support for fantastic initiatives.
“We are delighted to have provided these funds to help Active Nation and hope the donation will make a major difference as it continues to promote physical activity across the region. Boccia is a great game and we hope this new equipment will help to get even more people involved.” Nicole Jackson (née Causey) - Chartered Legal Executive
Peter Hull MBE, a retired Paralympian and three times gold medallist, who works with Active Nation, said: “Disability sport can make a huge difference to so many people and it is fantastic to see an organisation like Irwin Mitchell doing its part to spread the word about its benefits.
“We are absolutely thrilled to receive this donation and have already put it to good use in terms of improving our boccia equipment. Irwin Mitchell’s support is hugely appreciated.”
Active Nation’s ActiveAbility Solent Boccia sessions currently take place from 1.30pm to 2.30pm every Wednesday at Pavilion on the Park in Eastleigh. It costs just £3 to get involved and the sessions are open to anyone over the age of 14.
You can find more information on the ActiveAbility Solent website.