15 Jan 2018
Law Firm Irwin Mitchell Team Up With Cambridge United Community Trust
National law firm Irwin Mitchell and Cambridge United Community Trust (CUCT) have announced that the law firm, which has an office in Cambridge, is to sponsor the delivery of the CUCT’s Ambulant Cerebral Palsy football sessions for the next 12 months.
The sessions are held on Saturday mornings, 10-11am, at Impington Village College Sports Centre, Cambridge. They are run on a seven-week cycle and aim to encourage those with cerebral palsy to be involved with sport.
Guy Forster, head of medical negligence at Irwin Mitchell, said:
“We are delighted to support the great work that Cambridge United Community Trust does in delivering Ambulant Cerebral Palsy football sessions.
“Like Cambridge United Community Trust, we want to promote the many benefits that disability sport offers and encourage more people to get involved.”
Cerebral palsy is a condition that affects muscle control and movement, usually caused by an injury to the brain before, during or shortly after birth. Children with cerebral palsy can have difficulties controlling muscles and movements as they grow and develop.
Cerebral palsy football is for ambulant players with cerebral palsy and other neurological disorders, such as stroke and traumatic brain injury.
Ben Szreter, Cambridge United Community Trust CEO, said: “We are happy to welcome Irwin Mitchell on board as a new sponsor. The firm shares a similar drive to promote the benefits of disability sport.
“We are grateful to Irwin Mitchell for their sponsorship of these sessions and we can provide more opportunities for those who have cerebral palsy over the next 12 months.”
Andy Farrer, Health and Inclusion Officer at Cambridge United Community Trust, said: “We are extremely thankful to have Irwin Mitchell become a key part in continuing to provide opportunities for individuals to participate in sport with Cambridge United Community Trust.
“We look forward to working together with this sponsorship and future programmes.”
Irwin Mitchell is currently running its ‘Don’t Quit, Do It’, campaign which aims to promote disability sport. It was also sponsor of Parallel London and Official Legal Services Provider of the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships that were held in London.
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