Runners from Thomson Snell & Passmore recently participated in the Hospice in the Weald 10k run on 16 September to raise money for the Hospice in the Weald. A team of nine lawyers took part in the run and raised just over £1000.
The race started at the Lower Cricket Ground where it was opened by Cheryl Baker of Bucks Fizz fame. The hilly route then went down to the Hare Pub, over Broom Hill and High Rocks, then down Hungershall Hill, Major Yorks Road and Castle Road, before returning to the Lower Cricket Ground.
Victoria Ward, trainee solicitor at Thomson Snell & Passmore, organised the team of three partners, three solicitors and three trainees to take part in the race. Des O’Donnell, a Senior Associate in the Family team at Thomson Snell and Passmore, raced ahead of the pack to come ninth overall, out of 707 runners.
Hospice in the Weald is the leading provider of specialist palliative care for the communities of West Kent and northern East Sussex. As well as providing nursing and medical services to those in need, they provide family support, bereavement counselling and spiritual care to family and friends. All services and activities are supported by a skilled team of volunteers.
Senior partner James Partridge said:
“I am delighted that nine Thomson Snell and Passmore lawyers joined in to raise money for this cause. The Hospice in the Weald is a very important local charity and has played a significant role in the area for over three decades. Our congratulations go to our lawyers for their fundraising efforts”.