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Cambridge United Community Trust Gets Sponsorship Boost Thanks To Local Lawyers

Irwin Mitchell Demonstrates Ongoing Commitment To Disability Sport


James Clarke, Press Officer | +44 (0)161 838 3169

The Cambridge office of national law firm Irwin Mitchell has once again demonstrated  its commitment to supporting disability sport in the local community by sponsoring two initiatives run by the Cambridge United Community Trust.

Irwin Mitchell has agreed a deal which will see it sponsor the Ambulant Cerebral Palsy Football sessions operated by the organisation for a second consecutive year, while it has also given its backing to its Amputee Football programme.

The Ambulant Cerebral Palsy Football sessions have proven to be a major hit in recent years, and they are part of the Community Trust’s disability sport programme whose 12 weekly sessions reach an average of 50 people. It was also recognised by the Cambridgeshire FA as their Grassroots Community Project of the Year.

The Trust’s Amputee Football programme also launched in February 2018 in partnership with Cambridgeshire FA & Steel Bones, a charity working to connect the civilian amputee community, and has created an inclusive environment for amputees and their families to play the game together.

Irwin Mitchell has an ongoing commitment to backing disability sport as part of its Don’t Quit Do It initiative, a campaign backed by multiple gold medal-winning Paralympian Hannah Cockroft MBE which aims to highlight both the physical and psychological benefits of being active.

As well as working with Cambridge United Community Trust, the law firm is proud of its links to a range of other organisations including the England Amputee Football Association and teams based in areas including Portsmouth.

Neil Whiteley, a Partner and specialist serious injury lawyer at Irwin Mitchell’s Cambridge office, said: 

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“We are delighted to once again lend our support to the Cambridge United Community Trust and the fantastic work it is doing for so many people across the local area.

“Through our work we can see that sport has a huge life-changing impact on those who have suffered serious injuries, helping them to regain confidence, independence and enjoy a range of physical and psychological benefits.

“These initiatives operated by Cambridge United have made a huge difference in the community so far and they have plans to take their work a step further across the year ahead. We are delighted to able to join them on that journey.”
Neil Whiteley, Partner

Sam Gomarsall, Head of Operations at Cambridge United Community Trust, said: “We are very proud of our relationship with Irwin Mitchell, a firm which is developing an incredible track record in terms of its support for disability sport in general.

It is fantastic to see such an organisation throw its weight behind sport and the benefits it can have. Their support is vital to empowering people with disabilities in Cambridgeshire and we are hugely grateful for their ongoing help.”

Read about Irwin Mitchell's Don't Quit, Do It initiative.