CMSUK Celebration & Awards Lunch

Dorset Orthopaedics’ Managing Director, Matthew Hughes and the Marketing Communications Manager, Stuart Wheatley were delighted to attend the CMSUK Celebration & Awards Lunch at the Hilton London Tower Bridge Hotel on the 13th September.

This year Dorset Orthopaedic sponsored wine for the tables and invited six guests to join in the celebration, acknowledging all the hard work and effort that case managers put into their patients and to witness the well-deserved award winners.

Our guests were; Shelly Lewis (AJ Case Management), Angela Fitzpatrick (Consultant Solicitor), Sinead Boland (Tania Brown), Claire Roantree (Boyes Turner LLP), Lisa Brown (Coastal Case Management) and Luci Lloyd (Jane James and Associates).

We were incredibly inspired by guest Celebrity Speaker and this year’s Award presenter, Claire Lomas MBE.

“Claire’s life was turned upside down when she became paralysed from the chest down in a horse riding accident. Claire was a Chiropractor and top level event rider when this freak accident left her unable to do the things she loved. After discharging herself from hospital only a short 8 weeks after the accident, she found strength and courage to rebuild her life by finding new interests and work as well as raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for research. Feeling lucky to still have the use of her arms, Claire was driven to fundraise as much as possible and in 2012 Claire became headline news worldwide as the first paralysed person to walk the London Marathon in a pioneering robotic suit. It took 17 days and raised £210,000 for Spinal Research. In 2013 Claire completed her next challenge, handcycling 400 miles around parts of England visiting schools along the way to do inspirational talks and raising another £85,000. She also walked the Great North Run in her bionic suit and continues to undertake endless fund raising challenges as well as working as a motivational speaker”. 

She is an inspiration to us all to continue to encourage our patients to Strive for Better; Claire has proved that in the face of adversity you can still achieve the most unimaginable goals.