Startling commuters and leaving blue marks all over his Birmingham office, lawyer Adam Hodson took his support for Parkinson’s Awareness Week today one step further than the rest of the firm – he went blue for the day!
His smurf-like makeup, skilfully applied by his makeup artist wife, drew some attention on his way into work at Medical Accident Group in Edgbaston and by lunchtime had raised £70 from his colleagues – Adam, aged 34, who lives in Telford, said: “My wife has all the right kit for this kind of thing, so I just went for it. I got some pretty funny looks when I drove in on the motorway, and the blue is leaving its mark all round the office. We’ve had the window cleaners in today too, and they nearly fell over when they saw me!”
Adam’s look is part of the whole firm’s approach to raising awareness of, and money for, Parkinson’s UK – the disease was first officially recognised 200 years ago. Sister firm Harrison Clark Rickerbys has staff across all their offices wearing blue for the day and selling cakes and goodies to raise money.
Medical Accident Group is dedicated to working for those who have suffered medical negligence or a serious personal injury. Its leading lawyers are amongst the most experienced in the country. They contribute to seminars and education courses on the experiences and after-effects of catastrophic injury and medical accidents, and also regularly host presentations and conferences to inform the medical profession and other solicitors of the effects of negligence and injury.