Boost for Alzheimer’s Society from Cripps’ fundraising team

2 February, 2017
by: Cripps

Regional law firm Cripps has donated a total of £16,000 to the Alzheimer’s Society following a year of fundraising in 2016 by its staff.

There was a full calendar of events with one of the highlights being the Get Cripps to Rio Challenge, which saw members of the firm walking, running and cycling 5,767 miles – the distance from Tunbridge Wells to Rio de Janeiro.

Supported by Tunbridge Wells-based cycling café, The Velo House, the Challenge included the Tour de Cripps bike ride, which returned for a second consecutive year. 14 staff cycled a 55-mile route taking them between Cripps’ offices in London, Kings Hill and Tunbridge Wells. The Get Cripps to Rio Challenge was regarded as being so creative and successful that it earned the firm a silver award in the Team Initiative of the Year category at the Citywealth Future Leaders Awards 2016.

Other activities throughout the year included a football tournament and a spacehopper challenge, while a Christmas bake off was judged by local restaurateur Matt Sankey; Sean Taylor, the owner of Tunbridge Wells event caterers Purple Pumpkin; Katherine Davis of the Alzheimer’s Society; and Cripps’ own Clare Hyland (Senior Partner), Gavin Tyler (Managing Partner) and Salim Somjee (Partner).

“We’ve had a really successful year of fundraising and are delighted to have been able to make such a significant donation to our charity of the year for 2016, the Alzheimer’s Society,” said Clare Hyland.

The Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity.  They provide information and support, improve care, fund research and create lasting change for people affected by dementia. 

Clare added: “Every year our staff vote for the charity they want to support and then participate with great enthusiasm in the fundraising events. The bright ideas and engagement generated by our internal fundraising team and wider staff helps spread the word and encourages participation across the whole firm. The events have been great fun and we have had the pleasure of working with an excellent team at the Alzheimer’s Society.”