Manchester law firm JMW Solicitors has become a premium corporate partner to a national charity which supports people who have sustained a spinal cord injury.
JMW announced the agreement with Back Up on World Spinal Cord Injuries Day (Sept 5) and has agreed to sponsor the charity to raise awareness about its services among patients and their families at nine specialist spinal cord injury centres across the UK.
Back Up supports people who have sustained a spinal cord injury by providing wheelchair skills training, mentoring, rehabilitation activities and help to overcome the challenges of returning to work or school.
Its services are designed and led by volunteers who are themselves affected by spinal cord injury. Sean McCallion, corporate partnerships manager at Back Up, said: “We’re really pleased to receive JMW’s backing for this initiative.
“The firm is providing valuable help to underpin our work and ensure we can continue to provide the right support to people with spinal cord injury when they need it most.”
Back Up is a national charity which inspires people affected by spinal cord injury to get the most out of life.
For over 30 years, Back Up has helped people and their families to rebuild their independence after a devastating spinal cord injury.
The charity’s award-winning, practical serviced challenge the perceptions of what is possible and increase people’s skills and confidence.
Paul Breen, JMW partner and head of the firm’s catastrophic injuries team, said: “We’re delighted to support this worthwhile cause. Several of my clients have sustained a spinal cord injury, and Back Up has been a contributing factor in their rehabilitation.
“The charity provides a strong support network and I’ve seen first-hand the difference this can make.
“The new board means that those who have recently sustained a spinal injury and their loved ones will now have access to helpful information about who to turn to for practical support at a difficult time.
“JMW is at the beginning of its relationship with Back Up and we look forward to strengthening our ties in the future.”