Charity football match raises £4000 for spinal cord injury rehabilitation scholarships

A charity football match hosted by Bromborough-based specialist neurological clinic, The Rehab Physio has raised £4000.

The match took place at Tranmere Rovers’ home ground, Prenton Park last week. The money raised will enable more people with life-changing spinal cord injuries to access the essential rehabilitation treatment that they need to improve their quality of life.

The Rehab Physio, founded in 2011 by Wirral couple, Chris and Jennifer Wynne, provides specialist physiotherapy and intensive rehabilitation to people with life-changing catastrophic injuries and complex neurological conditions, using world- leading robotics and virtual reality.

The event was a collaboration between The Rehab Physio, The Rooprai Spinal Trust (RST), and Fletchers Solicitors, aimed at creating more opportunities for people who don’t have the financial support to explore their true rehabilitation potential.

Together, the three organisations are offering physiotherapy scholarships to people with spinal cord injuries, followed by ongoing support with physiotherapy sessions and gym memberships.

The two teams consisted of the staff, colleagues, and friends representing The Rehab Physio and RST. It was definitely a game of two halves, with The Rehab Physio team racing to a 5-0 lead at half time. However, in the second half, the RST team made a dramatic comeback to level the score at 5-5 with 5 minutes to go. In a gripping penalty shootout, The Rehab Physio won 4–1.

Founder of The Rehab Physio, Chris Wynne said, “Through programmes like the RST scholarship, spinal cord injury patients who don’t have the financial ability to access appropriate rehab services can achieve the best possible outcomes.

“We’d like to thank everyone who braved the adverse weather conditions on the night to come and support this worthy cause and of course, RST and Fletchers Solicitors for their dedication and commitment to ensuring that the scholarship programme continues to expand across the North West.”

Image: The Rehab Physio team

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