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Great Heights for Greenhaigh Kerr

A Wigan based litigation practice has taken on a series of fundraisers to support cancer research and education projects locally.

Greenhaigh Kerr

Employees from Greenhalgh Kerr, which deals with all levels of dispute from small debt claims, to highly complex commercial matters, have set themselves physical challenges over the course of the summer in order to raise sponsorship for North West Cancer Research.

Starting in May, the team took on an ‘Iron Month’ challenge – teaming up to complete a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and 26.2 mile run within the month, with the firm donating £1 for every mile that was completed.

Practice Director, Dan Tate, got in the saddle for the Charity’s own Cycle of Hope event in June, taking on a 60km cycle of Merseyside and Lancashire countryside.

The team celebrated their successes with a summer social fundraiser in July, hosted at 20 Stories rooftop bar in Manchester. Guests included the practice’s North West based clients, who took part in a luxury raffle including a designer ladies’ handbag and men’s wallet, with the top prize of a £250 voucher for The Ivy.

It was back to the gym gear in September as the team took to new heights with a Three Peaks challenge. Thirteen staff members tackled the Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon, covering 25.5 miles and climbing over 5,000f in total. They were even joined by Director Dan Tate’s 12-year-old son, Ernie, who bested the challenge along with them!

Not content with fearless fundraising, the practice is also donating funds paid to them by debtors that have not been able to be allocated to an account. Along with their other fundraising endevours, this will bring the group’s total to £4,600 with no plans on stopping soon.

Dan Tate, Director, said: “Everyone in the firm knows someone who has been touched by cancer, so helping to contribute in some way, to finding cures and improvements in treatment is a no-brainer. It appealed to us that North West Cancer Research is a local charity that focusses on the places we all live with our family and friends.

“Life can be hard in the legal profession – it’s a stressful career so I wanted to make sure all staff at Greenhaigh Kerr are supported well in relation to their mental and physical well-being. Working with a charity, giving staff the opportunity to help out and coming together for these challenges has been an important piece of that jigsaw.”