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Irwin Mitchell agree Sponsorship of 2 Disability Sport Sessions!

We are delighted to announc that Irwin Mitchell have agreed a deal which will see it sponsor our Ambulant Cerebral Palsy Football sessions for a second consecutive year, while they have also given backing to our Amputee Football programme.

We're pleased that the Cambridge office of national law firm Irwin Mitchell have once again demonstrated their commitment to supporting disability sport in the local community by sponsoring these two sessions and will also join us at the Gala Dinner in May!

The Ambulant Cerebral Palsy Football sessions have proven to be a major hit in recent years, and they are part of the our wider 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.

Our Amputee Football programme 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 their 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:

“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.”

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.”

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