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Lawyers Just Grand for Calvert Trust

Lawyers Just Grand for Calvert Trust

Lawyers from Burnetts have raised more than £1,000 for The Lake District Calvert Trust by taking part in a sponsored 22 Peak Challenge in the Lake District.

Lawyers from Burnetts have raised more than £1,000 for The Lake District Calvert Trust by taking part in a sponsored 22 Peak Challenge in the Lake District.

Solicitor Sian Spencer and Trainee Solicitor Sara Worsick will complete the challenge from 12th – 14th June, scaling the four highest mountains in England on a hike of more than 45 miles. 

The pair have raised money with donations from friends and colleagues at Burnetts (the firm also paid the £200 entry fee), as well as bag packing in Booths at Penrith. Children at Plumpton School, Penrith and Fairfield Primary School in Cockermouth will also be adding to the final total with dress down days scheduled for early June and July.  

Sian (pictured right) and Sara (pictured left) made the decision to take on the 22 Peak Challenge following a presentation by The Lake District Calvert Trust to Burnetts’ partners and staff when the charity was chosen as the firm’s Charity of the Year. 

Sian (age 36), who lives in Cockermouth, is an Associate Solicitor in the law firm’s Dispute Resolution team. She said, “We’re very grateful to everyone who has given us money so far. We really did not anticipate raising £1,000 so quickly, but we’re still in full fundraising mode and hope to raise as much as £1,500by the time we complete the challenge. The Calvert Trust is a charity very close to our hearts as we both have relatives with disabilities.  I also have good friends who have worked (and still work) at the Calvert Trust and also regularly visit the Trust’s swimming pool with my daughter Annie.”

Sara (23), who lives in Calthwaite, added, “Both Sian and I have been in training – Sian recently completed a 10k fell run and I took part in Gelt Gladiators, but this is going to be a real challenge. On the first day we’ll cover 19 miles, including Skiddaw and Helvellyn – it will be an absolute trek! Although the second and third days are much shorter, there will be a lot of scrambling involved – it’s going to be very hard.”

Sian and Sara have created a Just Giving page for donations:  https://www.justgiving.com/SianSara-22-Peaks/ 

For further information about the Lake District Calvert Trust visit: http://www.calvert-trust.org.uk/lake-district/introduction 

Note to Editor -The Lake District Calvert Trust centre is located on the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake and offers a warm welcome; accessible accommodation and exciting breaks for schools, groups, families and individuals with their friends and carers. The centre is accessible to people of all ages with sensory, learning or physical disabilities, including those with the most complex needs for which most outdoor centres cannot cater.

Published: Monday 1st June 2015
Categorised: Commercial Dispute Resolution, Community, Practice News

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