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Solicitors step up to Cheltenham Half Marathon Challenge
When the thousands of runners get underway in the Cheltenham Half Marathon on Sunday 25th September, amongst them will be a group of Solicitors from Cheltenham firm, Hughes Paddison.
The team which includes several runners who have never taken part in a half marathon before are raising money for the firm’s adopted cause, the Cheltenham Centre for Maggie’s.
The Hughes Paddison team of runners have set themselves the challenge of raising £1,500 from the event for Maggie’s, a total that they are already well on their way towards.
One of the team members, Rachel Stewart who is also a Director of the firm commented:
“When we decided that we were going to enter a team into this event and we asked the staff whether they would like to take part, we were delighted with the response. Fitting training around what is a very busy office job is never easy, but the preparations are going well and whilst being a little daunted by the challenge I know that even those running this distance for the first time, are looking forward to it”.
“If we need any motivation to get us through the day, then what better way than remembering the amazing work that Maggie’s do and what they will be able to do with the money we raise. There is a centre in Cheltenham, which has helped people we know, and their families, to cope with a diagnosis of cancer”.
Huges Paddison have adopted Maggie’s as their staff charity for 2016-17 and have set themselves the goal of raising £2,500 over the year.
Jane Fide, Maggie’s Cheltenham Centre Head: “We are delighted that Hughes Paddison have chosen Maggie’s Cheltenham as their charity partner. We are looking forward to supporting and cheering them on through the Cheltenham Half Marathon. This will raise such important funds and awareness to support many people affected by cancer in our local community. A huge thank you to all in the Hughes Paddison team”.