Irwin Mitchell And Kings Chambers Join Forces To Celebrate Opening Of Day One Trauma Support Services At Aintree
A team of legal experts from Manchester and Leeds got into the sporting spirit this summer as they walked, ran, swam and cycled more than 75 miles during the month of July in aid of major physical trauma charity Day One Trauma Support.
The ‘75 Miles In July’ challenge was held to raise money to fund more trauma support, and to mark the expansion of Day One Trauma Support’s services into the Major Trauma Centre in Aintree, which is located 75 miles from the Leeds centre.
A team of competitors from national law firm Irwin Mitchell and barristers from Kings Chambers were among those who embarked on the challenge. Together they raised an impressive total of more than £5,000 for the charity, beating their initial target of £3,333. This money will fund practical and emotional support for people who have sustained multiple and serious physical injuries so that they can make their best possible recovery.
Expert Opinion“Irwin Mitchell have been involved with Day One from the beginning and are all so proud to be able to support its latest fund-raising initiative to celebrate its new venture in Aintree.
The money will ensure Day One can continue to offer vital financial, practical and emotional support, as well as contributing towards the future roll out of even more centres.”
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Stephen Loxton, Director of Clerking at Kings Chambers, said: “It was a pleasure to team up with Irwin Mitchell for a second time to raise money for this fantastic cause. A big thank you to everyone that generously sponsored us.”
Day One Trauma Support provides a holistic support service to patients and families affected by major trauma. This is delivered by Leeds Cares in partnership with patients, families, trauma clinicians, NHS Trusts and other organisations.
Lucy Nickson, CEO of Day One Trauma Support, said: “We are so grateful to everyone at Irwin Mitchell and Kings Chambers who has taken up the 75 Miles in July challenge to help us provide more trauma support. This has been a chance for us all to stand together with those recovering from injuries that test their physical limits every day, and push our bodies a little harder to help raise vital funds on their behalf. We believe a supported recovery should not come down to luck or post code. With everyone’s help we’re taking a step closer to making that a reality.”