A Saturday to remember: Blake Morgan gets behind three local causes


Posted on 16th October 2019
Blake Morgan’s Injury Group had a Saturday to remember last week when members of the team supported three separate charity initiatives across the south coast on one evening.

Julia Prior and Deborah Lewis attended the Smile4Wessex dinner at the Ageas Hilton in Southampton.  Julia – a senior associate at Blake Morgan – is Chair of the Trustees for Smile4Wessex, which supports the Wessex Neurological Centre at Southampton General Hospital.  The centre is one of the UK’s most respected facilities in the UK and provides acute and specialist care to patients from across Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, West Sussex, the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands.

The event – which saw attendance from a wide range of south coast businesses – raised almost £15,000 for the charity’s ongoing investment in life-saving research into neurological conditions.

Blake Morgan’s Kym Provan, Patricia Wakeford, Kerry Blomerus, Jim Wood and Eleanor Armstrong also hosted a table at the Friends of the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit’s (PICU) Starry, Starry Night dinner at the Botley Grange hotel.  The evening was designed to raise money for the important work the PICU does to provide first-class care and treatment to more than 1,000 critically ill children that enter Southampton University Hospital’s Paediatric Intensive Care Unit each year.  The charity dates to 2006 when a group of parents whose children had been cared for in the PICU came together to raise money for the unit.

More than £17,000 was raised on the evening, which will be put towards vital equipment and services.

The final event of the evening was the ‘Viva Las Vegas’ meal at the Marriot Hotel in Port Solent, which was held by Touch of Magic, an umbrella charity which raises funds for a different cause each year.  This year the charity was raising money for Daisy’s Dream, which works with children and their families who have experienced the death of a loved one.

Blake Morgan’s Alison McClure, Vikki Heard, Louise Nettle from the Court of Protection team and Laura Richards from the Private Client team all attended and hosted a table for local businesses and clients.

Alison McClure, Head of the Injury Group at Blake Morgan, said: “While it was a busy Saturday, we were delighted to have attended all three events.  The three charities do some fantastic work for people and families across the south coast and all three events were well-attended, a lot of fun and raised significant sums of money.  We’re keen supporters of these local initiatives and not only do we work closely with the charities but many of our people get involved directly to raise funds.

“We wish the charities the best of luck and look forward to continuing to support them in the future.”

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