Cripps raise money for charity with Triathlon Challenge
Law firm Cripps is well on its way to smashing its fundraising target for chosen charity of the year – Teenage Cancer Trust. The charity provides life changing care and support to young people living with cancer across the UK.
A series of different fundraising activities have been organised by staff from across the firm. The latest event with a target of £2,500 for a ‘Triathlon Challenge’ included walking, rowing and cycling over 7,000 miles. This event alone has already raised over £3,100.
Inspired by last year’s ‘Get Cripps to Rio’ fundraising campaign, the Triathlon Challenge was to collectively complete the distance of the world’s longest triathlon – 4,200 miles – within a six week period. So keen was the response from staff that this was achieved with two weeks to spare!
The challenge included static rowing, exploring the West Kent countryside on the Tunbridge Wells Circular Walk and the Tour de Cripps cycling event – a 100km round route between Tunbridge Wells and Kings Hill.
Mollie Ferguson, trainee solicitor and one of the main organisers of the event said: “We are delighted that so many members of staff participated in, and supported this event. One individual completed over 600 miles on their own which is an incredible achievement!”
Senior Partner, Clare Hyland, who led the team on the Tunbridge Wells Circular Walk, commented “Our Charity Committee, supported by our trainees, have done a fantastic job organising this challenge and we are delighted to have raised a substantial sum to add to this year’s fundraising. We have a number of other events planned for the remainder of the year which will help to boost the fundraising even more. Special thanks also to the local businesses that have helped to make this challenge a success”.
The Triathlon was supported by a number of Tunbridge Wells businesses including cycling café, The Velo House, bicycle shop Cycling Made Easy and cycling club – Southborough & District Wheelers. Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, which maintain the route of the Circular Walk, also provided certificates and badges to the walkers who completed the entire walk.
People can still donate on https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/cripps-llp