The Backup Trust offers mentoring services, wheelchair skills training and activity courses as well as support in getting back to work or school after an injury. Leigh Day is proud to be able to support a Backup outreach support worker and runs a number of events to raise funds for the charity.
Back Up Dragon Boat Race 8.9.16
An intrepid team of Leigh Day-ers were delighted to take part in this year's Back Up Dragon Boat Race. It was a fantastic event and despite not winning the race, we had a great time helping raise money for a fantastic charity.
Back Up Wheelchair Skills 9.5.16
We were delighted to host the Back Up Wheelchair Skills Challenge for a second year at the Honourable Artillery Company.
Thank you to everyone who competed and well done to the winning team from Landmark Chambers.
Backup Dragon Boat Race 3.9.15
The 'Leigh Day Divers' took part in a Dragon Boat Race in aid of the Backup Trust. It was a truly fantastic night and despite not quite winning, we braved the cold and wet to fight another day.
Backup Wheelchair challenge 16.4.15
Barristers from Doughty Street, Hardwicke, 9 Gough Square, 2 Temple Gardens, Outer Temple Chambers, and 12 Kings Bench Walk, as well as teams from Harmans and Leigh Day all took part in a wheelchair skills challenge last night to support the work of the Backup Trust
The challenge, based on Backup’s training for newly injured patients, gives a real insight into the difficulties faced by wheelchair users every day, and was a tough test of coordination and balance for many of our guests. Colm Nugent of Hardwicke was the Star In A Reasonably Priced Wheelchair, who won the individual time trial, but even he was eclipsed by Backup’s Jane Sowerby, a former Paralympian who showed everyone how it really should be done, knocking 50% off Colm’s time.
We’re all looking forward to the next challenge: Backup’s Dragon Boat race in September...