National law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has teamed up with the charity Brain Tumour Support to sponsor a peripatetic support worker for the next 12 months.
Trish Moroney (pictured centre) has been appointed in the role to provide support in the geographical areas where Brain Tumour Support do not yet have a dedicated support worker.
Brain Tumour Support is unique in providing dedicated support for anyone affected by any type of brain tumour, at any point from diagnosis and for as long as support is needed. That is not just for the patients themselves, but also families, carers and loved ones who are dealing day to day with the impact of a brain tumour.
The charity provides much needed specialist, tailored services through one-to-one and group support, as well as online and telephone support and specialist counselling.
Currently support workers cover most areas from Manchester down to the tip of Cornwall. Trish’s role will mean even more people will be supported across the country.
The charity’s Head of Support, Rosemary Wormington, expressed how significant the partnership is:
"Clarke Willmott has been very supportive of our work over the past three years and we are hugely grateful to see this relationship develop to enable the funding of this crucial role. People frequently tell us that one of the worst parts of being diagnosed with a brain tumour is the isolation they experience as a result. So for patients and families to know that, wherever they are in the country, they can connect with a specialist support worker is vital. The difference it will make to our client group is immeasurable."
Marguarita Tyne (pictured right), Clinical Negligence Partner at Clarke Willmott, said:
“As a group with a particular interest in working with individuals with brain injuries this is a natural extension of that interest beyond our legal work. We very much hope that the excellent work that the charity engages in every day will be available to even more individuals and families in need of that support. We look forward to building on our working relationship with Brain Tumour Support and contributing to the practical help on offer to their clients.”
Clarke Willmott LLP is a national law firm with offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Southampton and Taunton.