A group of Coventry solicitors are preparing to put their best foot forward on a gruelling trek to raise funds for families affected by childhood cancer.
A team of ten from city centre based law firm Band Hatton Button are aiming to complete the Lake District 6 Peaks Challenge within eight hours on Saturday, September 29 to raise more than £500 for Shine A Light Support Service, in what they are calling ‘The Band Hatton Button Challenge.’
This involves a 14-mile walk starting and finishing in the village of Buttermere, and will see them climbing summits such as Red Pike (2,476 feet), Haystacks (1,958 feet), Dale Head (2,470 feet) and Robinson (2,418 feet).
Shine A Light Support Service is based at the Koco Community Centre just off Spon End, and is supporting 35 families a month in Coventry and Warwickshire, ranging from counselling sessions for parents through to putting on activities and trips for children and teenagers.
Sam Schoolar, founder of Shine A Light Support Service, said: “We rely solely on donations from the general public to help families that are going through the darkest of times, so we are extremely grateful to Band Hatton Button for their continued support.
“They recently donated £10,000 to us from their charity ball and this latest fundraising challenge reflects the strong relationship that we have developed with one of Coventry’s leading businesses.
“The money raised will go to a variety of causes. It could fund a welcome pack for one of our families, which is designed to help them spend quality time together, or it could help us to put on a night of bowling or a trip to the cinema.”
Sarah Avern, Head of Residential Property at Band Hatton Button, will be joined on the charity challenge by her colleagues Jade Dooley, Ruth Whitehouse, Rani Bola, Niki Papworth, Kate McNamara, Daniel Blood, Peter Martin, Sherelyn Ali and Kelly Hennell. The team are a mix of lawyers and support staff.
“Shine A Light’s work has resonated with a lot of our work force and we think this is a great opportunity for us to push ourselves and have fun for a great cause.
“It is going to literally be an uphill challenge, so the team training is in full flow.
“We’re really hoping that we can beat our fundraising target, so if anybody has any spare change we’d be extremely grateful for their support.”
To sponsor the Band Hatton Button team’s Lake District 6 Peaks Challenge visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/bhbchallenge