Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd has extended its sponsorship of Paralympic tennis player Jamie Burdekin as he works towards the Rio Paralympics 2016.
A former Marine, Liverpudlian Jamie was seriously injured in car accident in 2000, leaving him wheelchair bound and unable to walk again. After 10 months of rehabilitation at the Southport Spinal Injury Unit he began to attend wheelchair tennis sessions at a centre in the Wirral.
Jamie has played the sport seriously since 2005, travelling globally to compete in events including the US open, Swiss Open and Australian Open and also participating in tournaments in Canada, New Zealand and Japan.
He represented Team GB at the Beijing Paralympics in 2008 – winning a bronze medal – and the London Paralympics in 2012.
Of the sponsorship, Hilary Meredith CEO at Hilary Meredith Solicitors said:
“It’s been a real thrill to work with Jamie over the last few years and we are delighted to extend our sponsorship as he works his way towards the Rio Paralympics. Jamie a truly inspirational man who has shown real resilience and passion in the face of adversity – he’s a role model to so many of our clients, many of whom have suffered life changing injuries.”
Said Jamie Burdekin:
“I’ve played some of the my best ever tennis recently and I’m proud and thrilled to continue my relationship with Hilary Meredith Solicitors.”