Irwin Mitchell has been a long standing corporate member of CP Sport and supported the charity during the pandemic by becoming the official sponsor of the first ever virtual CP Sport Awards in 2020. The national firm has now extended that support to virtual events through to next summer.

Over the past 18 months CP Sport has adapted its delivery model and successfully held events and services online. These have included online cafes, virtual sport challenges, fundraising events, an online club finder and a new equipment rental service.

Even as sports events return in person, the organisation will continue to run a virtual programme so that people can feel safe and confident as they return to sport, get involved in physical activity for the first time with the support of experts and have fun and stay socially connected more regularly.

Adi Fawcett, Chief Operating Officer at CP Sport said:

During the pandemic Irwin Mitchell provided great support for CP Sport and our beneficiaries.  Through our partnership we delivered a successful virtual Annual Awards event in December 2020 and we are very excited to be working with Irwin Mitchell on our virtual event programme over the next year. Our partnership will enable us to continue providing a range of opportunities for people with cp to get involved, get into sport and support them to be physically active throughout their lives.  We look forward to developing our partnership and our programmes over the next year with Irwin Mitchell and would like to thank them for all their continued support for CP Sport and our beneficiaries.

Jennifer Cawthorne, Partner and specialist medical negligence lawyer at Irwin Mitchell, said:

“We’re delighted to be continuing our support of CP Sport, a charity which does fantastic work to help people with cerebral palsy access and get involved in a wide-range of sports. Through our work, we know the positive life-changing impact that sports can have, providing many benefits both physical and also wellbeing. CP Sport has a number of activities planned from September onwards, both face to face and virtually, which we are thrilled to be a part of, and we look forward to building on our valued partnership over the year ahead.”

Irwin Mitchell will be the headline sponsor for the CP Sport online adult cafés and young people cafés, and the Annual Awards evening with 20th anniversary celebrations in December 2021.