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Herdy Hike Success

Herdy Hike Success

Over 20 staff and partners at Burnetts successfully completed the 27-mile “Herdy Hike” in aid of the Lake District Calvert Trust.

A team of more than 20 walkers from a Cumbrian law firm has completed a 27 mile “Herdy Hike” along the Go Herdwick Trail to raise money for the Lake District Calvert Trust.

The Go Herdwick Trail stretches through the Lake District from Mirehouse to Bowness. Burnetts’ hikers, accompanied by friends, family and dogs, completed their challenge on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th July, one of the hottest weekends of the year so far.

The team from Burnetts is on course to raise £1,000 for the Bassenthwaite-based charity which provides challenging outdoor adventure holidays for people with disabilities. The firm has already raised more than £6,000 for the Lake District Calvert Trust over the last 18 months.

Go Herdwick is a public arts project being run by the Lake District Calvert Trust - the Go Herdwick flock includes 60 life size ewes, all of which have been beautifully decorated as a result of sponsorship by organisations including Burnetts. Paying a visit to Nettie, the ewe sponsored by Burnetts, was one of weekend’s highlights. Nettie was painted by Keswick artist Helen Smith and is on display in the window of Gaynor Sports at Ambleside.

Paying a visit to Nettie, the ewe sponsored by Burnetts, was one of weekend’s highlights.

The Herdy Hike finished at the Lake District Calvert Trust on Sunday afternoon when the team was met by Sean Day, Centre Director who kindly provided tea and cakes.

Sean said “Huge thanks to all of the Burnetts team and their supporters who took time out of their weekend to fundraise for us. The weather was kind but it was still a challenging distance.

The money raised on the walk will support disabled people to access the great outdoors and benefits from the life-changing experiences that the Calvert Trust is uniquely placed to offer. On behalf of us all, thank you.”

Burnetts Herdy Hike July 2016
The team from Burnetts completed the 27-mile "Herdy Hike" along the Go Herdwick Trail in aid of the Lakes District Calvert Trust.

Nick Gutteridge is Burnetts’ Managing Partner and one of the team who walked the 15.5 mile stretch on Sunday. He said, “The Lake District Calvert Trust is an excellent, local charity which we were are very proud to support and the Go Herdwick Trail is a fantastic arts project on which we could base our challenge. We have had a brilliant two days in the Lake District, herdy spotting in great weather, but I think the best part of the weekend has been the team-building and getting to know each other’s families. I know the benefits of the weekend will last long after our blisters have healed.”

Burnetts’ Herdy Hike was organised by trainee solicitor Rebecca Davidson.

The Go Herdwick flock includes 60 life size ewes found throughout the Lake District, from Mirehouse to Bowness.

Burnetts’ 15 partners employ 108 people. The firm has offices in Carlisle, Cockermouth, Penrith and Newcastle. To sponsor Burnetts’ team, visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/BurnettsHerdwickHike.

For more information on the Go Herdwick trail, visit http://www.goherdwick.co.uk/

Published: Wednesday 20th July 2016
Categorised: Community, Practice News

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