On Sunday 15th October 2017, 12,000 people descended onto the streets of Birmingham to take part in the second biggest half marathon in the UK, including two of Thursfields’ trainee solicitors, Kirsty Underhill and Shauna Halls, who both used the opportunity to raise money for worthy causes.
Kirsty chose to raise money for The Prince’s Trust, a charity that helps disadvantaged young people aged between 13 and 30 get into jobs, education and training. As a member of the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Development Committee since June 2016, Kirsty has ensured that all monies raised will be used to support disadvantaged young people in the two counties. She said: “Last year the Committee raised more than £50,000 to celebrate the Trust’s 40th Anniversary. This year the Committee are hoping to raise £30,000 and I am proud that I have so far raised £829 which will contribute to this target.”
Shauna raised funds for Birmingham Children’s Hospital which improves the lives of so many ill children. They aim to create a child-friendly environment and make their patients feel at home when they are going through a very difficult time in their lives. Shauna said: “I have witnessed first hand the amazing work the staff at the hospital do and the length they go to for each of their patients. I am very happy to have raised £480 for a very good cause.”
To support Kirsty and Shauna’s fundraising efforts, please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kirsty-underhill1 and https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/shauna-halls