A Richmond law firm has become the official sponsor of Paralympian Lucy Shuker.

Ms Shuker is a double Paralympic medalist and Great Britain's number one wheelchair tennis player.

She is the third participant of Moore Blatch’s Rising Star programme, which identifies inspirational local talent and helps them achieve their goals by raising awareness and providing funding.

Moore Blatch and Ms Shuker will work together to speak to and inspire the next generation of Paralympic athletes.

The law firm will also be sponsoring a charity dinner for the 38-year-old at the Royal Mid Surrey Golf Club.

The dinner will celebrate her achievements and help raise funds for her training and next matches.

Ms Shuker was left paralysed from the chest down after a motorbike accident in 2002. She has represented Team GB at the last three Paralympics. Ms Shaker and her teammate Jordanne Whiley made history at London 2012 when they became the first British Paralympians to win a medal in wheelchair tennis.

She will hope to replicate her success at Wimbledon next month.

Ms Shuker said: “I am really pleased to have been selected to join Moore Blatch’s Rising Star programme. Having been in a traumatic accident myself, I know how important getting the right support is for your long-term recovery.

“Moore Blatch’s ethos is to go above and beyond for their clients and communities in which they work, and I look forward to working with them to inspire the next generation of British Paralympic athletes.”

Trever Sterling, partner for medical relations at Moore Blatch said: “We are always proud to support important causes that bring change to communities in the UK.

“Through the Rising Star programme, we hope to shine a light on and support inspirational figures in the areas where we work to provide further motivation and encouragement to others who may be in a similar position.

“Lucy is a world-class athlete and we look forward to working closely with her to ensure she receives the support she needs to realise her potential.”

Other individuals who have received support from Moore Blatch’s Rising Star programme include 2020 women's Olympic sailing contenders and British team members Megan Brickwood and Ellie Aldridge.