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Hay & Kilner supports North East Charity

11 Jul 2013

Leading North East law firm Hay & Kilner has pulled out all the stops to help one of the region’s largest disability charities.
The Percy Hedley Foundation, a charity supporting disabled children, young people and adults, announced it was investing £500 in businesses who supported their Challenge 500 project.

Hay & Kilner didn’t hesitate in signing up for the challenge which urged participating businesses to use their skills to turn the charity’s £500 investment into as much money as they could over a six-month period. The competition’s only rule being that money must be raised or generated in a legal, ethical and moral way.

Everyone at Hay & Kilner worked extremely hard to come up with imaginative ideas for activities to increase the charity’s investment.

The firm’s first fund raising event involved their trainee solicitors taking part in the Endurer Dash Challenge in the Peak District. They made this gruelling event even tougher by competing dressed as trainee solicitors in jackets and ties.

Other events included staff at Hay & Kilner making good use of their culinary skills by having an all-day bake fest in the office, bag packing at Marks & Spencer in Newcastle and hosting a quiz at Gateshead Rugby Club. A member of staff also hosted a wine tasting evening with assistance from Majestic Wines.

Hay & Kilner’s fund raising drive culminated with a Summer Fayre at Newcastle Preparatory School in Jesmond.

The Summer Fayre was the highlight of the firm’s fund raising, attracting 100s of people. With a coconut shy, bouncy castle and a large selection of stalls selling everything from plants and books to Pimms, sweets, toys and cakes, everyone had lots of fun in the sun, helping to raise over £3000 for the Percy Hedley Foundation. Special thanks go to Newcastle Preparatory School staff and parents who provided the venue, donated some raffle prizes and supported the activities.

Clare Thompson, Partner at Hay & Kilner, commented: “We’re delighted to support Challenge 500 and the work of the Percy Hedley Foundation. This challenge has been a superb team building exercise and we’ve had a fantastic time. A huge thank you must go to the 17 local businesses who very kindly donated raffle prizes for our Summer Fayre.”

Thanks to all those who donated raffle prizes for our Summer Fayre:

  • Abstract Bottles
  • Antico Restaurant, Jesmond
  • Avanti Restaurant, Jesmond
  • Bob Smith Fly Fishing
  • Booker Wholesale
  • Evolution Hair and Beauty, Jesmond
  • Gourmet Gifts, Jesmond
  • Moor Park Convenience, North Shields
  • Newcastle Jewellery Company
  • Nissan
  • Revolution Newcastle
  • Ringtons
  • Seven Stories
  • Station Convenience, Ashington
  • The Alnwick Castle & Garden
  • The Stand Comedy Club
  • Whitehouse farm, Morpeth

For further information, please contact Clare Thompson on 0191 232 8345 or email: clare.thompson@hay-kilner.co.uk