Abigail E
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Abigail E

Thank you Mills & Reeve

Abigail E
Posted by
Abigail E
01 Dec 2015

We are very pleased to announce that leading national law firm Mills & Reeve have raised an incredible £17k to help beat blood cancer this year, through office fundraising and sponsorship for their Lake District Scramble which took place in June.

An intrepid team from the firm hiked 13 kilometres across the Lake District in gale force winds.

The first weekend in June saw 83 Mills & Reeve employees take on the firm’s annual charity challenge to raise money for Bloodwise, their chosen charity for 2015. Staff voted to fundraise for our charity having sadly lost a much loved member of staff to blood cancer, and are currently supporting another colleague undergoing treatment.  

The challenge involved a mix of scrambling and hiking the 13.2 kilometre route, taking on six peaks along the way. Despite winds of up to 70 miles per hour and poor visibility making it even more demanding, it was a great day, with the fastest team finishing in 6 hours 43 minutes.

The challenge was organised by Katy Bourne, Angelika Ketzer, Emma Watton and George Gilbert, all trainee solicitors at Mills & Reeve. Emma said: “The day went really well despite the winds and poor visibility which meant we were in the clouds for much of the trek. It was a fantastic experience for everyone involved and we’re delighted to be able to contribute to such a worthy cause.”

It has been a real pleasure working in partnership with Mills & Reeve this year, and we’d like to congratulate colleagues on their fundraising total and for facing up to the elements to complete the Lake District Scramble in June!

Comments

01.12.2015

Seven hours hiking in 70 mile an hour winds!? That really does sound like a challenge... great work everyone!

01.12.2015

Wow, such an impressive undertaking!  A huge thank you from all of us for this incredible support!

01.12.2015

Rather you guys than me in that wind!! You really earned that £17k! Huge congratulations and thank you so much for raising funds for us, it really will make a difference.

01.12.2015

What an great achievement! Congratulations to everyone involved and thank you so much for all your support!

02.12.2015

83 participants from one organisation is phenominal and a real testement to the success of the firms Corporate Responsibility programme . Huge thanks for all the support, it means a great deal.