Solicitors raising money for spinal cord injury charity
A team of solicitors from Moore Blatch will be running the ABP Southampton half marathon and 10k run on April 26th, 2015. They will be raising money for Aspire, the national charity that supports people with Spinal Cord Injury.
The half marathon team consists of James Gleisner, Dan Skidmore, Kate Stewart, Holly Hampton and Andy Marshall. The 10k running team consists of Natasha Diffey, Paul Whitaker, Emma Bray, Albert Leach and Ben Kerley.
Both races start and finish in the heart of Southampton’s city centre with the run course passing iconic local landmarks including Bargate, QE2 Anchor and St Mary’s Stadium. Sure to be the race highlight will be running both the ascent and more popularly the descent over the Itchen bridge, which will be closed exclusively for this unique event.
On behalf of Aspire and Aspire Law, we would like to thank the team for all their effort and we wish them well for the race and their efforts raising funds for this valuable cause!
Spinal Cord Injury
Some 1,000 people sustain a spinal cord injury each year in the UK and Ireland according to Spinal Research the leading UK charity funding medical research into treatments for paralysis caused by a broken back or neck. Most of those who suffer an injury are young adults and about 80 percent of people living with a spinal cord injury are male.
In total 50,000 people currently live with paralysis in the UK and Ireland. Aspire support these people in a number of ways by providing interim adapted accommodation, peer support through their Independent Living Program as well as running a dedicated Welfare Benefits hotline for people who are struggling to access the benefits that they are entitled to.
The sponsored half marathon is another example of how Moore Blatch and Aspire are working together in close partnership. In November 2014 Moore Blatch and Aspire joined together to form Aspire Law LLP. Aspire Law is a fully regulated and approved law firm joint owned by both parties and is dedicated to providing legal help to people who have sustained a life-changing spinal cord injury.
Under this social enterprise model, the charity will receive 50 percent of profits to reinvest back into the work that it does for those with spinal cord injury.