- 25 Jan 2022
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Trethowans raises nearly £2,000 for Abby’s Heroes
A team of seven runners from Trethowans have raised almost £2,000 for Abby’s Heroes, a charity in the city that supports children, teenagers, young adults and their families when diagnosed with cancer.
The team joined more than 8,000 people, who took part in the ABP Southampton marathon on Sunday 24 April and were competing over a range of distances.
Richard Thomas, trainee solicitor at the firm, ran a full marathon whilst James Kidner, commercial property partner, ran the half marathon.
Five other members of Trethowans’ team entered the 10k: Elizabeth Ryall (partner and head of commercial recoveries), Charlotte Everett (archive assistant), Amy Dashwood (legal secretary), Nikki Gowers (HR advisor) and Maxine Nutting (commercial litigation solicitor).
The team trained hard for the day, putting in an impressive performance to complete all their races and smashing their £1,200 fundraising target.
Mike Watson, Trethowans’ managing partner, said: “We have a strong CSR culture in our firm and always try to give back to charities in the local communities we thrive in.
“The impact on family members when a child or young adult is diagnosed with cancer is physically, financially and emotionally devastating before, during and after treatment. That’s why Abby’s Heroes work supporting affected individuals in the city and beyond is vitally important.
“I’d like to congratulate our team of runners, who have done extraordinarily well to raise such a large amount of money, as well as everybody who donated.”
Abby’s Heroes supports people under the care of the Piam Brown / Teenagers and Young Adults wards at Southampton General Hospital with a range of practical measures and programmes. Its mission is to offer financial and practical help and, importantly, the opportunity to make lasting memories for the children, young adults and their families.
If you wish to donate, it is not too late. Visit https://www.justgiving.com/team/trethowansabprun or https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/trethowansabp