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Charity Walk in the Lake District to raise funds for brain injury survivors

  • 16.05.2023
  • EmmaArnold
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  • Brain Injury Charity Headway ABI Week 2023

On Saturday 13th May, a group from Potter Rees Dolan – a Hugh James Business took part in a charity walk to raise money for Headway South Cumbria as team “Headway’s Heroes” in the glorious hills of the Lake District.

One brave team member, Elliot Clifton-Thompson, ran the gruelling 40-mile route from Keswick to Barrow (K2B). With homemade isotonic drinks and the various snack points to fuel his efforts, Elliott completed the race in an impressive time of just over 5½ hours!

Meanwhile, the rest of the PRD staff in the Headway Heroes team completed the slightly less tricky (but still rather challenging!) route from Coniston to Barrow (C2B) of 21 miles. With the sun beating down it made the views even more stunning, and the walk even more demanding, but they soldiered on. The support from the locals and volunteers as they clapped and cheered at each checkpoint was really touching.

As the celebratory pint, pie and peas at the finish line in Barrow pushed them on, team members made it in dribs and drabs to be handed their finisher medals which everyone wore with pride!

Elliott Clifton-Thompson, solicitor in the Serious Injury department and team leader of Headway’s Heroes said:

“The team from PRD put in a fantastic effort crossing the Cumbrian hills and showed their grit and determination to make it to the finish on a very hot weekend. Events like this are great fun and provide crucial funds for local charities, such as Headway South Cumbria. We couldn’t have done it without the support from the charity and we are raring to go again next year. Get in touch if you’d like to join the team!”

The money raised for Headway South Cumbria is even more significant this week as it is Action for Brain Injury Week meaning brain injury is a topic at the forefront of our minds, and obviously a cause close to our hearts in the work we do for our brain injured clients and their families.

There’s still time to donate to individual members of the team or you can donate directly to Elliott who has collected funds on behalf of the team as the leader. Thanks to everyone to their continuing support and here’s to another even bigger team next year!

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