With only hours left in the 2016 round of the Big Day Off, Slater and Gordon have sold over 500 tickets in support of Australians with spinal cord injury
Slater and Gordon have a partnership with one of the Big Day Off beneficiaries, Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA). Since 2012 they’ve supported SCIA services, projects and fundraisers. For example, they have provided advice to the SCIA policy and advocacyteam, helped improve access to over 16,000 accessible bathrooms in rural and metropolitan New South Wales by helping SCIA update the National Public Toilet Map (NPTM) and have contributed to the SCIA NeuroMoves exercise service in Western Australia.
NSW Motor Vehicle Accident Practice Group Leader, Genevieve Henderson, hopes that the partnership between Slater and Gordon and SCIA promotes independence and improves quality of life, “Our clients and their families are courageous people who have been hugely impacted by unforeseen circumstances. Our partnership is aimed at providing support to both the client and their family through the rehabilitation process; and providing ongoing support once a person with a spinal cord injury returns to their home community.”
Both SCIA and Slater and Gordon have a long history of fighting for the rights of injured people to ensure that they have access to the support and services they are entitled to and deserve. SCIA Peer and Social Support Manager, Rob Wynn says “We are delighted that the relationship is continuing. Both organisations support people when they are going through, what is arguably, one of the most difficult times of their lives and we both want to ensure that the service they receive from us is the very best.”
Participating in the Big Day Off is another way that Slater and Gordon wanted to support people with spinal cord injury, and it’s a fun and unique way to do it. Slater and Gordon General Manager, Rachael James, said the firm was proud to support such a creative and important initiative
“Slater and Gordon’s lawyers and staff experience firsthand the challenges that our clients with spinal cord injuries confront on a daily basis,” Ms James said.
“We do everything we can to provide quality legal assistance to people who have suffered spinal cord injuries, but proactive initiatives like SCIA’s Big Day Off are so important for research and the quest for a cure.
“Advocating for greater understanding of injury and disability has long been part of our DNA and Slater and Gordon staff from around the country are delighted to get involved and support such a worthy cause.”
The Big Day Off raffle is being drawn on 1st July, so get in quick to buy your tickets to win a day off, you’ll also be helping thousands of Australians with a spinal cord injury.