Fletcher’s Serious Injury team tackle neurology awareness by supporting the Walton Centre’s football tournament

16th October 2019

Last Sunday, Fletcher’s Serious Injury department took part in a charity football tournament.

Organised by The Walton Centre’s primary charity, the six-a-side tournament saw supporters from across the region come together and raise awareness for neurological illness.  

Kevin Butler, Team Captain for The Walton Centre’s Charity explains:

It was our first charity football tournament and I’m over the moon with how it went! In addition, Everyone had a fantastic day playing against teams from our corporate and community partners.

Finally, a big thanks to Fletchers, who sponsored the event for us.

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The Walton Centre is the UK’s only neurology and neurosurgery specialist and treats over 100,000 patients every year.

Conditions range from serious head and spinal injuries to epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and multoneurone disease.

Speaking after the tournament, Fletcher’s Litigation Executive, Sam Johnson was glowing in his praise of The Walton Centre’s work.  

This is the first football tournament of its kind that we’ve played in for the Walton Centre.

We have numerous clients who suffer serious brain and spinal injuries. Many of them attend the Walton Centre for treatment. This is our way of supporting a fantastic cause.

Left to right, Bruce Wignall, Neil Downey, Charlie Hayward, Adrian Denson, Mike Hagan, Dave Eyres, Ged Horton, Andrew Clark, and Sam Johnson

After making it through the group stages, Fletchers unfortunately fell at the penultimate hurdle losing in the semi-finals.

However, despite the loss, Sam acknowledges that the football was secondary in terms of the day’s importance.

The day had a nice friendly, family feel to it. Moreover, everyone was there to support the charity and have fun.

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Kevin concluded:

Any money raised goes towards amazing projects that feed into improving the patient experience here at The Walton Centre.

I hope to see you all next year where we will defend our title!

Last year the Walton Centre Charity raised £698,000 in charitable donations.

If you would like to donate or become a corporate partner of the charity, head over to www.thewaltoncentrecharity.org/

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