Lawyers raised an amazing £60,000 at an annual charity ball to help people living with spinal injuries.
More than 500 legal professionals from Manchester and beyond came together for the Spinal Injuries Association’s annual Cornflower Ball, sponsored by Slater and Gordon.
Money will be used to deliver support and services to around 40,000 people living with the life-changing effects of spinal injuries across the UK.
The event took place at Old Trafford Cricket Ground and was hosted by antiques expert and star of BBC’s Bargain Hunt, Charles Hanson.
This year’s theme was Rio in the run up to the summer Olympics, and prizes including concert tickets and holidays were also raffled or auctioned off during the night.
Richard Scorer, national manager for serious injury at Slater and Gordon, said: “The Cornflower Ball is a wonderful event which we look forward to every year and are delighted to support.
“The Spinal Injuries Association does such great work in helping people who have experienced devastating and life-changing injuries. It is fantastic that, once again, so much money has been raised to enable that work to continue.”
Sue Browning, chief executive officer of the Spinal Injuries Association, added: “The Cornflower Ball is our biggest annual fundraising dinner and the Emirates cricket ground was a perfect venue.
“We were overwhelmed by the support we received on the night and in raising such a fantastic amount.”
The Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) is the UK’s leading charity for people with spinal cord injuries and works to ensure that they get the specialist care, rehabilitation and support they need.
It also helps families cope when a loved one is injured and campaigns for better medical and social care.
For more information about the charity call the free advice line on 0800 980 0501 or visit spinal.co.uk.
Pictured are Richard Scorer, national manager for serious injury at Slater and Gordon, with clinical negligence lawyer Sarah Jones (top) and client liaison coordinator Ruth Moore (bottom).