Partner and Head of Wills & Estate Planning at Andrew & Co Solicitors Helen Newson writes...
Legal Eagles Strut Their Stuff for Charity
Staff from Andrew & Co Solicitors will be taking to the streets of Newark in their pyjamas at the weekend in the hope of raising hundreds of pounds for charity.
They will be taking part in the seventh annual Forget-me-not Sleepwalk on 25th October organised by Beaumond House Community Hospice.
As well as entering a team Andrew & Co Solicitors, which has an office in Kirkgate in Newark and on Nettleham Road in Lincoln, is also the main sponsor for the one-mile charity walk around the town’s historic market place.
Partner at the firm Philip Armitage said the hospice provides a vital service to the people of Newark and the district.
“Beaumond House not only looks after people with life-limiting illnesses such as cancer or Parkinson’s disease but also their family members, which is really important,” explained Philip.
“Hopefully most of us won’t need to use the hospice but it is reassuring knowing it’s there should you need it.
“Andrew & Co as a business is committed to supporting the people of Newark and it’s an honour to be sponsoring such a great event.
“There’s still time to register and I would encourage as many people as possible to take part and show their appreciation for the fantastic work the hospice and its staff do and the difference they make to hundreds of people’s live every year. My family will also be taking part and we hope to see you there!”
Fundraising and Marketing Manager Cathy Lowe said they’d like to raise a record amount this year.
“In 2013 we raised over £2,500 and this year we’d like to smash that total. We’re always blown away by the level of support we receive from the local community and I look forward to seeing lots of familiar faces this year as well as some new ones.
“It’s a great family event and the atmosphere is always rather special. Several of our patients and their friends and family do the walk but you don’t have to have any connection with the hospice to take part. You can do it on behalf of someone you know who has a serious illness or in memory of someone who has sadly passed away.”
Registration for the sleepwalk costs just £5. Entrants are encouraged to wear their best nightwear and raise as much money as possible. There will be games, stalls, music and a bouncy castle in the market place from 6pm and the walk will start at 7.30pm. The evening will finish with a bedtime story and drink in the town hall.
To register your interest in the Forget-me-not Sleepwalk visit www.beaumondhouse.co.uk or call 01636 610556