HWL Ebsworth Lawyers Support Wipeout Dementia

10 Apr 2019

CHeBA Blog: HWL Ebsworth Lawyers Support Wipeout Dementia

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au

HWL Ebsworth has continued its outstanding record of support of the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) Wipeout Dementia® campaign by nominating CHeBA at their monthly employee charity event held on Friday, 5th April.

To date, HWL Ebsworth has previously committed and provided significant pro bono trademarking support to the Centre.

Senior Partner Simon Liddy, whose personal fundraising achievement is close to $25,000 over the 2016 and 2017 Queenscliff events and positioning him as second highest fundraiser in both events.

Mr Liddy said he was proud to support CHeBA’s research through Wipeout Dementia®.

"The level of support for this cause has been inspiring," said Mr Liddy, who is set to surf the first ever inter-generational Wipeout Dementia with daughter Eloise in May this year.

Simon Liddy with his daughter Eloise
Simon Liddy with his daughter, Eloise, will be competing together in May.
Simon Liddy at Wipeout Dementia May 2018, with Richard Grellman and Wayne Rabbit Bartholomew
Simon Liddy with Richard Grellman AM, The Dementia Momentum® Spokesman, and Wayne "Rabbit" Bartholomew, Ambassador for Wipeout Dementia®, at the May 2018 event.


"I’m delighted to have my daughter surfing in Wipeout Dementia and help promote the relationship between physical activity throughout life and brain health in late life," he said.

"My fellow partners and I are committed to corporate social responsibility and supporting dementia research, particularly risk reduction and prevention, is an area we are proud to be involved in.

Simon Liddy, Senior Partner, HWL Ebsworth

Wipeout Dementia raises funds for The Dementia Momentum®, a CHeBA initiative which seeks to bring researchers and the community together to change the future of dementia incidence. Spokesman for The Dementia Momentum®, Richard Grellman AM, has participated in all Wipeout Dementia® events at Queenscliff. Richard’s wife Suellen has advanced young onset Alzheimer’s disease and has been in high level 24-hour residential care since 2014.

Richard Grellman said that longstanding partnerships were integral to achieving The Dementia Momentum®’s goals, including widespread community change to reduce dementia risk.

"The public health impact of dementia is enormous and confronting and the need for research outcomes undeniable," he said.

"Increasing partnerships between CHeBA and corporations such as HWL Ebsworth will help us meet the challenge," said Mr Grellman.

To sponsor Simon & Eloise Liddy go to: https://cheba2.everydayhero.com/au/inter-generational-wipeout-dementia-2019.

To find out more about Wipeout Dementia® please contact Heidi Douglass at h.douglass@unsw.edu.au.