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Inflatable charity challenge proves soaring success

A law firm’s creative fundraisers have already raised £650 this year for a charity which supports people directly affected by, and working with, a potentially fatal skin condition.

The latest initiative saw Kate Large, a trainee solicitor at PM Legal Services – a division of Keebles (formerly hlw Keeble Hawson) – tackle a series of challenges in the Hull Inflatable 5k Obstacle Run at Beverley Racecourse.

hlw Keeble Hawson’s Doncaster office is boosting funds for DEBRA – the national charity for people with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) – a potentially fatal skin condition that causes constant pain due to unstoppable internal and external blistering.

Additional fundraising activities include Paul Newbert from the Residential Conveyancing    Department embarking on a ‘slimathon’ with employees organising sweep stakes at bi-monthly weigh ins. The team has also organised sporting events, raffles and a monthly Dress Down Friday.

Sarah Burton, partner at Keebles, said: “We’re off to a great start and our tenacious drive could help to fund research into symptom alleviation and effective treatments for this condition.

“Our backing could also support projects to help improve the quality of life for sufferers such as part funding specialist EB nursing care, purchasing specialist equipment, or enabling people suffering from EB to enjoy a break away in one of DEBRA’s specially adapted holiday homes.”

DEBRA business development manager Jenny Jackson said: “Our heartfelt thanks to the teams at Keebles and PM Legal Services. Their drive and commitment is fantastic and is helping to make a real difference to people suffering from EB.”




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