By: 5 March 2017
JMW raises over £50,000 for national brain injury charity

JMW Solicitors has raised over £50,000 for national charity the Child Brain Injury Trust.

The firm established a relationship with the charity as its sole legal services provider in the North West in March 2015. The Child Brain Injury Trust provides non-medical services to families affected by childhood acquired brain injuries across the UK.

JMW’s donation was was raised in the period from May 2015 to December 2016 through a combination of staff-led initiatives, such as a three peaks challenge and attempts at breaking world records, as well as client events such as black tie dinners.

Rachel Parsons, head of fundraising for the Child Brain Injury Trust, said: “Working with JMW Solicitors over the past several years has been an extremely rewarding relationship. The team’s passion to help their clients who are also our service users, is apparent, and their dedication to fundraising to support us is heart-warming.

“Whether it’s scaling the three peaks (pictured) or baking cakes, the team’s commitment and enthusiasm to the task is as apparent as it is when they are helping clients. It is wonderful that JMW have reached this milestone fundraising mark and on behalf of the charity, I’m delighted to thank everyone at the firm who has supported us, no matter what they have done, as every penny raised truly does make a difference.”

JMW is planning more fundraising events to bolster this sum throughout the course of 2017, including a charitable skydive and two corporate lunch events.

Gordon Cartwright, partner and head injury specialist solicitor, said: “It is a pleasure for us to be able to support the Child Brain Injury Trust in the vital work that they do. As a head injury solicitor, I work with some of the individuals the Child Brain Injury Trust supports, and their families, and I can see first-hand how important the charity’s work is to those families.

“I feel very strongly that the best chance for a brain injury victim’s recovery is to combine the best possible medical treatment with a dedicated team that can help the family negotiate a host of obstacles they may encounter in the future. It is this support that the Child Brain Injury Trust are wonderful at providing, and making sure that they continue to receive funds to enable to keep up this work is something we’re very keen to do.”