The inaugural Clarke Willmott Charity Table Tennis Tournament, in which accountants, solicitors and property consultants went head-to-head across a ping pong table, took place at the law firm’s Birmingham offices on Edmund Street last week.
Raising £900 for the Child Brain Injury Trust, which will be used to support local people affected by childhood acquired brain injury, the competition was won by the team from kitchen manufacturer Mereway Kitchens, with Paul Worrallo playing the winning shot in the final against accountants and business advisors Chantrey Vellacott.
Other players showing off their drop shots, top spins and double bounces represented organisations including property consultancy Knight Frank, and consultancy and construction company Mace.
Commenting on the evening, Emily Honey, fundraising officer for Child Brain Injury Trust, said: “We are very grateful to have been chosen by Clarke Willmott as its charity of the year.
“The money raised at last night’s event will help our local support worker project, which provides information, support and training to anyone dealing with childhood acquired brain injury in the West Midlands.”
Philip Edwards, serious injury partner at Clarke Willmott, added: “As expected, many of our corporate contacts got quite competitive, but everyone was there to get into the spirit of the evening and raise cash for this extremely important cause. Having acted for so many children who have sustained brain injury following accidents, I know how vital it is that they and their families receive professional and skilled support, so I am delighted that this event has raised money for Child Brain Injury Trust”.
Pictured are the winning team from Mereway Kitchens receiving their trophy from Caroline Molloy (Regional Child & Family Support Co-ordinator) and Emily Honey (Fundrasing Officer) both of the Child Brain Injury Trust.
The Birmingham Office of Clarke Willmott will be working closely with the Child Brain Injury trust as their chosen charity of the year – and hope to raise more vital funds for them over the next few months, as well as many members of their staff volunteering with them and supporting the charity directly with its work in Birmingham and the Midlands.