Law firm duo to scale new heights in aid of charity

Two daredevils from Birchall Blackburn Law will take ‘shop till you drop’ to a whole new level when they abseil down Manchester’s Trafford Centre’s clock tower next month.

Dianne Yates, Partner and Head of the Serious and Catastrophic Injury Department at Birchall Blackburn Law and conveyancer Ben Wilde will take the plunge to raise funds for road safety charity Brake.

The pair will take part in the 60 metre vertical-drop abseil – which is said to boast some of the best views of the Peak District – on Saturday 17 September.

dianne yates (amended)Dianne said: “I’ve never done anything like this before, but when I was asked to take part I couldn’t think of a better way to help raise funds for this wonderful charity and I’m pleased Ben will be joining me on the day. At the moment I don’t feel too nervous – but who knows how I’ll feel on the day.

“The aim is of course to raise funds for Brake but also to help raise awareness of its work with communities across the country to stop road deaths, make streets safer and support people bereaved and seriously injured on the roads.”

Brake spokesperson, Richard Coteau said: “We are incredibly proud of our partnership with Birchall Blackburn Law, their commitment to road safety is fantastic. We are really grateful that in addition to the corporate support they give us, Dianne and Ben are going above and beyond by fundraising for us too. We wish them the best of luck for the day.”

Brake has been working since 1995 to stop road tragedies and support people left bereaved and injured. The charity also works to end the danger, threat and pollution from traffic that affects communities across the UK.

The charity is funded by donations and fundraising by, individuals, groups, schools and companies, and through grants.

To sponsor Dianne and Ben visit their Just Giving page.