This summer, George Ide LLP is fundraising for local acquired brain injury charity Headway Sussex by pulling on our walking boots and striding out along part of the iconic South Downs Way.
The George Ide Stride takes place on Saturday 25 June, and I am proud to be part of the team for this 17-mile sponsored walk on the Sussex Downs.
Providing help and support to victims of acquired brain injury and their families is a cause that is very dear to my heart – throughout my 32 years as a personal injury solicitor I have represented many clients who have suffered traumatic brain and other life-changing injuries.
Having been part of George Ide LLP’s previous sponsored cycle rides in support of local Headway groups, and with my great love of walking, running and cycling through our beautiful countryside, planning this year’s George Ide Stride seemed to me to be an obvious next step.
I have always been greatly inspired by my brave and determined personal injury clients and their loved ones, whose strength in adversity never ceases to amaze me. They have taught me many important life lessons over the years and following their lead I try to take nothing for granted, make the best of each day, and help people as I would wish to be helped.
Last September I had the fantastic experience of walking up Ben Nevis with an amputee client of mine and his partner, and I am delighted that they will be joining us this June on the Sussex South Downs.
For me, our team walk represents a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors, share experiences, meet old friends and make new ones, especially from within Headway Sussex and, of course, to raise much-needed cash for a fabulous cause.
I hope the weather is kind on the day but, in any case, come rain or shine the George Ide Stride team will be walking with very worthwhile purpose on what is certain to be a day to remember!
Please help us support this amazing local acquired brain injury charity by sponsoring our walking team – you can make a George Ide Stride donation to Headway Sussex here: George Ide LLP is fundraising for Headway Sussex (justgiving.com)
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