On the 3rd September, a team from our offices will be joining Moore Blatch Solicitors in the ‘London to Windsor Charity Cycle Challenge 2017’. Starting off in Richmond they will be cycling 29 miles through villages of the Thames Valley to eventually cross the finish line in Alexandra Gardens, Windsor.
In just under a week, our Business Development Manager; Annie Bullimore plus two colleagues; Emily Gray and Mercedesz Brenner will be heading to London and pedalling the distance to raise funds and awareness for The Child Brain Injury Trust.
Every 30 minutes, a child or young person will acquire a brain injury. This could be the result of an accident, an illness such as meningitis or encephalitis, a poisoning, a stroke or a brain tumour. As we often witness, a brain injury can have a devastating and life-long impact on a child and their whole family. Bones can mend and scars can heal but a brain injury stays with you for life and impacts on everything you think, feel and do.
The Child Brain Injury Trust is a charity that supports children, young people, their families and professionals and helps them come to terms with what has happened and how to deal with the uncertainty that the future may hold.
When asked why undertaking this challenge was so important to her Annie explained, “Knowing that The Child Brain Injury Trust relies on donations to keep providing their vital services is what makes this so important. You never know what tomorrow may bring or when you may need the kind of support that this wonderful charity provides. To me, it is vital that they are also supported and this is why I have decided to do what I can to raise awareness and funds.”
This is a sentiment very much shared by Trevor Sterling of Moore Blatch Solicitors; “As one of the Child Brain Injury Trust’s London region specialists lawyers, we are delighted to be arranging this fun family fundraising bike ride to help support the charity in providing services for children with brain injuries and their families.”
Although increasing funds is a main objective, it is also paramount that the industry we work in is fully aware of The Child Brain Injury Trust and we make the most of any opportunity to build support and raise awareness. In our industry we deal with cases of this nature on a daily basis but our time with the child or their family draws to a close and The Child Brain Injury Trust are there throughout the whole journey to provide long-term support which cannot be found elsewhere. When we have done our job, support is still required and without them, many of our clients would simply be left isolated, unsupported and confused.
Annie and the team have thrown themselves into this event and as she said, “Training commenced only a few weeks ago and since, we have covered many miles in the sun, wind and rain. The distance is getting longer and the time is improving, but we still have far to go. We are determined, because it will be worth it.” So if you feel able to sponsor all who are taking part in The London to Windsor Ride, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/cbit/mbbikeride and give what you can. It is very much appreciated.