More than 850 runners from Yorkshire businesses and families have taken part in a technicolour colour run to jointly raise £29k for Sue Ryder, which provides hospice and neurological care for people facing life-changing diagnoses.
Participants included a team of five lawyers and paralegals from hlw Keeble Hawson’s Leeds office, who were turned seven shades of the rainbow as they passed through paint stations on the 5km Manorlands PaintRush in Keighley.
Manager of hlw Keeble Hawson’s debt recovery team Charise Marsden said: “It was quite an experience and, in the true team spirit, we started and finished together. We raised £250 for the challenge which was important for us as colleagues have been affected by life-changing illnesses and we were delighted to throw ourselves round the course for this inspirational cause.”
Participation in the challenge was up by more a third on last year’s debut event and an additional £5k was raised.
Sue Ryder community fundraising manager Andrew Wood said: “It was a fantastic success. Well done and an enormous ‘thank you’ to the hlw Keeble Hawson team and to everyone who endured the heat to be made almost unrecognisable by our ‘paint pelters’.
“We rely on the goodwill and support of individuals, families and businesses to continue to provide palliative care and complementary therapy for people with life-limiting conditions.”
A champion of giving back to its local communities, hlw Keeble Hawson – one of the region’s largest law firms with offices in Sheffield, Leeds and Doncaster – donates over 50 pro bono days annually to participate in wide-ranging fundraising events for organisations for people in this community.
You can still donate to the Manorlands PaintRush by visiting https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/craig-chappell1?utm_source=Sharethis&utm_medium=fundraisingpage&utm_content=Craig-Chappell1&utm_campaign=pfp-email