Cripps raises thousands for Alzheimer’s12 September, 2016
Staff from law firm Cripps have raised nearly £4,500 for the Alzheimer’s Society by walking, swimming, running and cycling 7,000 miles in their ‘Get Cripps to Rio’ challenge.
The original target was to cover 5,767 miles – the equivalent distance from Tunbridge Wells to Rio de Janeiro – between 22nd July and 21st August but so keen was the response that they topped that by a large margin, taking them far beyond Rio.
The challenge included cycling on static bikes, static rowing, swimming, walking a combined total of 442 miles across the West Kent countryside and the Tour de Cripps cycling event which started at the firm’s London office onto Tunbridge Wells via Kings Hill.
“We have received a tremendous response and I am very proud of everyone’s efforts, both in taking part and in their generosity sponsoring us,” said solicitor Hannah Proctor who heads the Charity Committee at Cripps. “Alzheimer’s Society is our charity of the year and we’ve a number of other fundraising events planned over the coming months.”
‘Get Cripps to Rio’ was supported throughout by Tunbridge Wells cycling café The Velo House. The café also hosted an evening reception during which a cheque was presented to Jenny Connolly, Community Fundraiser for Kent & East Sussex, from Alzheimer’s Society. A number of participants also received awards in recognition of key achievements throughout the challenge.
Commenting on ‘Get Cripps to Rio’, Jenny said: “This was an incredible effort and we are so grateful to everyone who took part. To put this into perspective, the amount raised by Cripps from this challenge alone could be enough to fund vital training for our Helpline Advisers for an entire year! Donations like this make a real difference to people living with dementia.”
People can still donate on https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/GetCrippstoRio