Hay & Kilner recently took part in the Major Series, a gruelling 10k course littered with all kinds of obstacles, hills, mud and water to raise money for Percy Hedley through the Foundation’s Challenge 500 project.
Challenge 500 is a six-month corporate challenge which urges participating companies to use their skills to turn a £500 investment into as much money as they can to support the charity’s service users and their families. In July, Hay & Kilner will hand back the £500 to the Percy Hedley Foundation, in addition to the funds raised.
Solicitors, Jan Rzedzian & Amanda Robinson, and the firm’s four trainee solicitors, Isabel Clough, Corinne McClelland, Louise Asquith & Sophie Moss were faced with obstacles to test stamina, strength, ability and determination. More information on the major series event can be found here.
Jan Rzedzian, solicitor at Hay & Kilner, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting the work of the Percy Hedley Foundation and we are having a great time taking part in Challenge 500. We knew the major series event was going to be very challenging. The organisers promised that we would get tired, wet and muddy, and we did.”
The Challenge 500 winners will be announced at a business breakfast event in July, which is sponsored by another supporter of the charity, Newcastle Marriot Hotel Gosforth Park.
Julie Calvert, Head of marketing, communications and income generation at the Percy Hedley Foundation, said: “I’m delighted Hay & Kilner has signed up for Challenge 500 and that staff are already throwing their weight behind the campaign.”
She continued: “I certainly wouldn’t fancy taking part in this type of event myself and it just highlights how keen the team is to do something that bit different to raise money for the Foundation. Every penny raised will be spent directly on our services and will make a big difference in improving the lives of the disabled children, young people and adults that we support.”
For further information about Hay & Kilner’s Challenge 500 project please contact Clare Thompson on 0191 232 8345 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org