Pace the Big walk
CLMedilaw Charity Support

CL Medilaw takes on the Pace Big Walk 2023

On Saturday 22nd April our charity partner Pace held their ‘The Big Walk’ event. People from across the country came together to walk up and down the famous and beautiful Ridgeway, taking part in either the 18-mile, 12-mile or 6-mile routes.

The Big Walk is in aid of helping provide children with a neurodisability such as cerebral palsy with life changing support. For many of the children at Pace just achieving independent mobility is a huge achievement and takes years of practice. Whether it’s taking one step or learning to use a motorised wheelchair the challenges they overcome to be independent are ginormous.

On the day

Three members of our team from the Oxford office, Serima Sunwar, Rachel Davies, and James Perella, took part in the event and chose to tackle the 12-mile route. They were blessed with great weather throughout the day and some wonderful views from atop the Ridgeway with a particular highlight being the summit of Combe Hill.

The team managed to maintain a steady pace and tackled the challenges the route possesses, although there were a few struggles up a couple of hills. The team thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the day, taking in some of the stunning views, making friends along the route and bonding as a team.

Rachel had this to say about the day:

“I had the pleasure of taking part in this year’s PACE walk. It was so wonderfully organised, and we were looked after every ‘step’ of the way. We were lucky to have great weather and exploring the beautiful Ridgeway with James and Serima was a lot of fun. Thank you to all those who donated and to our lovely colleagues for all their encouragement.”

Fundraising and supporting Pace

The team managed to raise over £400 for Pace with the support of family, friends and colleagues. To help with the fundraising, James offered to have the person who donated the most money decide his haircut that he would get done in time for the walk.

Dan Green who is a Partner in the catastrophic injury division of our team donated the most money and got to choose the haircut, he decided upon imitating the infamous haircut Robert De Niro wore in Taxi Driver.

Robert De Niro haircut from taxi driver for pace big walk

Pace is a charity that is very close to our hearts, they do such amazing work for children with a neurodisability and are a great support for any client we have who has been impacted by a brain injury. Pace currently supports over 500 children and specialise in helping those affected by cerebral palsy gain some independence and provide life changing support.

It is not too late to donate and support our The Big Walk team or help raise funds for Pace directly. We encourage everyone to learn more about how Pace impact the children and their families that they support and see if there is anything you can do to help.

“I’m so grateful to CL Medilaw for funding the lights and sound for Scotty’s bath. He struggles badly with anxiety and having a bath with his favourite tunes and relaxing lighting will help him hugely. Thank you!"
Scott's Mum
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