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18 September 2023

Lawyers support Day One with 50-mile cycle ride between Major Trauma Centres

by Dave Nichols


A group of solicitors have raised money for Day One by cycling 50 miles between two Yorkshire major trauma centres.

Twelve cyclists, including four from Leigh Day, cycled from the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield to the Leeds General Infirmary on Thursday 14 September.

Both hospitals are home to Major Trauma Centres (MTCs) – specially equipped to deal with catastrophic injuries caused by incidents such as car crashes, stabbings and falls from heights.

Day One provides a caseworker on the wards at both hospitals to support patients and families with practical, emotional and financial support.

Jane Bedford, one of Leigh Day’s specialist cycling lawyers, who took part, said: “It was a long day in the saddle for all of us but we were extremely happy to take on the challenge in support of Day One who do a vital work to help families impacted by the trauma of sudden and serious injury.”

Kirsty Christmas, fundraising manager for Day One Trauma Support, said: “A massive thank you to the Leigh Day cycle ride team and everyone who has been involved in helping them get over the finish line. It’s fantastic to have the support from Leigh Day – both through the valuable legal support they provide to people who have suffered a catastrophic injury, and through fundraising challenges like this. We believe nobody should be left to rebuild their life on their own following a life-changing injury, and thanks to this team’s efforts we can be there for even more people – from day one and for as long as they need us.”

The cyclists, which included lawyers and support staff from the Personal Injury department, travelled along the Trans Pennine Trail to Leeds.

The final amount being donated to Day One is yet to be finalised.

Working with Day One, Leigh Day lawyers are able to help provide families affected by serious and catastrophic injuries with expert guidance and support.

The personal injury department at Leigh Day has represented hundreds of people affected by catastrophic injury since the firm was founded in 1987. Leigh Day is known nationally for its personal injury work, with teams based in its Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool and London offices.

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