Trethowans team dons walking boots for mammoth charity trek

A team of personal injury experts from Trethowans are nursing their own aches and pains after trekking 66 miles between three of the regional law firm’s offices for charity.

Solicitors from the company donned their walking boots for the challenge, which has raised nearly £2,000 for The Roy Castle Foundation, The Child Brain Injury Trust, The Spinal Injuries Association and local children’s hospice Naomi House.

The team walked for three days, starting off at the company’s Southampton office in Hedge End and covering more than 13 miles to Romsey on the first day. After a well-deserved rest they awoke and spent day two travelling to Coombe Bissett via the Salisbury office, travelling the distance of a full marathon. They completed their challenge on day three after walking a further 25 miles to Trethowans’ Poole office.

James Braund, senior associate and challenge leader, said: “It was certainly tougher than we expected at times and there were a few moments when we got a bit lost and had to find our way back onto the beaten track. We’re also nursing some pretty spectacular blisters but that said, it was a fantastic teambuilding experience and the thought of the money we were raising for such worthy causes kept us going when we were tired and hungry.

“Our four chosen charities carry out exceptional work in the community and to be able to combine our support for them with our love of walking is brilliant.”

The mammoth charity trek was part of Trethowans’ mission to undertake 150 good deeds in the community in its 150th year. So far staff have done everything from giving blood to climbing the O2 to support local charities, groups and organisations.

You can still donate to the personal injury team’s fundraising total at www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/trethowanspersonalinjuryteam3officeswalk

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