Monday, 29 July 2013

Forget the car, let's take the horse!

Photo: TWM staff Daniel Church, David Hitchcock and Sarah Bostock

More than 40 members of staff at a firm of solicitors will be scooting, riding and walking three-legged to work this Friday (August 2nd) to raise funds for Kent, Surrey Air & Sussex Ambulance.

TWM Solicitors are aiming to complete a 54-mile adventure relay of all six branches on various slow, difficult and unusual modes of transport.

Some will be commuting by push scooter and horseback while others will be walking dressed as helicopter pilots - all in aid of their Charity of the Year.

Organiser Dan Church said: “Starting at our Wimbledon office, individuals can complete any leg they wish whether it be all or just one.

“The only rule is that no form of engine may be used unless it’s suitably crazy. The aim is to do this in one day, no matter how long it takes.”

The schedule for Friday is as follows:

* Wimbledon to Epsom (9 miles): Running and scooting

* Epsom to Leatherhead (4 miles): Walking dressed as helicopter pilots

* Leatherhead to Reigate (11 miles): Walking, mountain biking and horse riding

* Reigate to Cranleigh (20miles): Road biking* Cranleigh to Guildford (10 miles): Three-legged walking and road biking

In 2010, TWM Solicitors raised more than £2,000 for the Air Ambulance from a bike ride taking in all their offices and the former helicopter base at Dunsfold.

Dan, 29, added: “I’ve had a lot of feedback over the past couple of years that all our fundraising events seem to be focused on running and cycling, and many of them require a high level of fitness.

“This event is achievable by all no matter what their level of fitness and if they can think of a creative way to get around the TWM offices, then they’re in. This is a great chance to get the firms together raising money for such a great cause.”

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance relies almost entirely on public donations and needs £5million a year to keep both helicopters flying.

Head of Corporate Relations Cheryl Johnson said: “This is such a fun fundraising idea and will most certainly help raise awareness of our life-saving work.

“TWM has supported the Air Ambulance since we launched our second helicopter back in 2007 and it’s great to have them on board.

“Each year, the company comes up with some great fundraising ideas involving their whole team and since 2007 TWM has raised more than £35,000 for the charity which is a fantastic achievement.”

To sponsor TWM Solicitors go to http://www.justgiving.com/TWMAdventureRelay

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