19/09/2018

Thursfields trio’s 50km walking challenge to raise £1,000 for local hospice

50km Walking Challenge

A trio from Thursfields Solicitors took on a challenge to march 50km in a single day to raise more than £1,000 for a Worcestershire hospice.

Trainee solicitors Nicola Pearce and Katie Morris, from Thursfields’ Kidderminster office, and legal assistant May Patel, from the company’s Solihull office, entered the Thames Path Challenge for St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester.

Both Nicola and May completed the walk on Saturday 8 September, although Katie had to pull out on the advice of medics after falling ill during the day. Despite this, the trio have raised more than £1,000, and there’s still time to donate at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/thursfields-solicitors1.

Nicola said: “The walk stretched from Runnymede near Windsor to Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire – the equivalent of walking from Thursfields’ offices in Kidderminster to Solihull.

It was exhausting but really fulfilling and we have been thrilled at all the messages of support from friends, family and colleagues. We want to thank everyone for their generous donations which will go towards building even better facilities at St Richard’s Hospice, which plays such an important role in the local community.”

The money raised will go towards the hospice’s Build 2020 appeal for the final £1.4m needed to build a bigger hospice, enabling more patients and families to be cared for. The total cost for redeveloping the existing building in Wildwood Drive, Worcester, is £5.3m.

Tricia Cavell, fundraising director at St Richard’s Hospice, said: “Nicola, Katie and May did an incredible job taking on the 50km challenge and have raised a fantastic amount for our Build 2020 Appeal.

Every penny raised is going directly towards the appeal, helping us build a bigger hospice to care for more patients and loved ones. We truly appreciate this amazing effort by the Thursfields’ team.”

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