A group of dedicated Moore Barlow staff members recently took part in a 26.2 mile walk along the picturesque Clarendon Way, starting at the Salisbury District Hospital and finishing at the Royal County Hospital in Winchester, raising £1,928.50 for Smile4Wessex.
Smile4Wessex provides charitable support for the Wessex Neurological Centre, one of the largest and most highly respected neurological centres in the UK.
The cutting-edge equipment, facilities, treatment and pioneering research which Smile4Wessex helps fund, makes an enormous difference to the quality of care and the range of treatments offered to people with neurological conditions in the area.
A marathon (walk) not a sprint…
The event, which was organised by Moore Barlow’s serious injury team, was a tough yet extremely enjoyable day. The group set off from Salisbury District Hospital at 8am and arrived at the Royal Winchester County Hospital at 7pm. Thankfully, they enjoyed a sunny day and a pub lunch in Broughton at the halfway point certainly helped keep them going!
We are very aware through the specialist brain injury work that we undertake, how important the initial treatment and rehabilitation is to the outcome of patients, and we have therefore been a long-time supporter of this fantastic charity. The walk was a fantastic challenge and I’m really proud that everybody made it to the end.James Glasper, Senior Associate Solicitor
Ongoing support for Smile4Wessex
This was the second marathon walk in support of Smile4Wessex, the first taking place two years ago. The group agreed this year’s event was a tougher challenge, mainly due to the off-road conditions being more rugged under foot.
James Glasper and Julie Kimber, both from the injury team, popped into the Smile4Wessex office at the Wessex Neurological Centre to present the cheque to the charity’s Community Fundraising Officer, Kathryn Grimes.
It was fantastic to be able to give the funds raised to such a valuable charity and I feel proud about what we all achieved in completing the challenge.Julie Kimber, Senior Legal Assistant