Hudgell Solicitors are delighted to be helping raise the profile of a charity which champions inclusion for all people with a disability or disadvantage in life – by sponsoring the annual Parliamentary Pancake Race at Westminster.
The event, which will be held on Shrove Tuesday, February 9, will see teams of MPs, Lords, and members of the press go head-to-head in a bid to be crowned the champions of 2016.
The race, which usually attracts a number of high-profile competitors and media coverage, helps to spread the word about the work of Rehab in helping disabled people enjoy independent and rewarding lives, playing an active role within their communities and workplaces.
This year, the MPs team is looking for a first win since 2013, with the media team having claimed glory in 2015 and the Lords team victorious in 2014.
Neil Hudgell, managing director of personal injury and medical negligence specialists Hudgell Solicitors, which has offices in London, Leeds and Hull, said: “We are delighted to be supporting this event, which brings great profile for Rehab and helps spread the word of its fantastic work for people across the UK.
“Our work is very much focussed around supporting people who have often suffered serious, life-changing injures, helping them get their lives back on track.
“We pride ourselves on putting rehabilitation at the heart of all of our work, focusing entirely on what our clients need to put them in a position where they feel they have control of their lives once again, regaining confidence and feeling able to lead independent, rewarding lives.
“There is a real synergy between our role in helping people, and the great work of Rehab, so it is fantastic to be able to come together for this event.”
Through its divisions Momentum, TBG Learning, Haven Enterprises and the Chaseley Trust, Rehab supports more than 30,000 people, including children and adults with disability, people on the autism spectrum, people with mental health difficulties and people who are disadvantaged in some way in the labour market.
Rehab is also a leading campaigner for reforms to policy and legislation, to remove barriers preventing equal opportunities
The Parliamentary Pancake Race, which sees many a flip and twist, is this year being started by Channel 4 news presenter Cathy Newman. Members of the MPs team include Lord Kennedy of Southwark, Lord Porter of Spalding, Baroness Susan Kramer and Baroness Parminter.
The media team includes Alastair Stewart OBE of ITV News, Sophy Ridge of Sky News, Sam Macrory from the BBC and Jane Merrick, Independent on Sunday.
MPs are represented by a team including MP for Ealing North Stephen Pound, MP for Romford Andrew Rosindell and MP for Haywood and Middleton Liz McInnes.