A 13-strong team from leading regional law firm Thomson Snell and Passmore took on the 100km Jurassic Coast Challenge over the weekend of 14 June. The team has so far raised well in excess of £10,000 for their firm's nominated charity, Alzheimer's Society – more than doubling their original challenging target for the event.
The team, which consisted of lawyers from across the firm's commercial and private client teams, trained hard in the months leading to the event, in order to be ready for the long days of strenuous cliff top walking, interspersed with overnight stops in friendly youth hostels.
Event organiser Chris Kirby-Turner, an Associate in Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Construction and Engineering team, said:
It has been a privilege to work with the Alzheimer's Society and to learn more about the amazing work that they do in raising awareness of, and supporting those affected by, Alzheimer's and dementia.
The value of their work, and its importance, has been repeatedly underlined in conversations with our many generous sponsors, many of whom have first hand experience of the condition and its impact.
The importance of the charity's work was further reinforced to us throughout the trek by the encouragement and sponsorship of passers by – including the remarkable generosity of Dorset-based artist Jacqui Byrne, whose home and studio we passed on the route.
Jacqui is creating and donating an original painting for us to auction to raise funds for the charity. We are delighted that the painting will be on display and sale at the forthcoming SEEART Fair in Tunbridge Wells 9 – 13 July 2014 (of which Thomson Snell & Passmore is the main sponsor).
On behalf of the Challenge Team, I’d like to say a huge thank you to our clients, contacts, colleagues and their families for their generosity and support of this event.
Anna Basden-Smith of Alzheimer’s Society, who joined the Challenge Team, said
The team from Thomson Snell & Passmore have done a fantastic job in raising so much for Alzheimer’s Society. The trek was a real challenge and the whole team showed real dedication. We look forward to working with them as their nominated charity as we continue our efforts to improve the lives of people living with dementia.
You can still support the team's fundraising efforts by visiting their team page atwww.justgiving.com/teams/thomsonsnellpassmorejcc.