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Law firm Birketts to send seven teams on Cumbrian Challenge for charity

Law firm Birketts entered seven teams into last year’s 'Walking With The Wounded’ Cumbrian Challenge. Picture: Birketts

Law firm Birketts entered seven teams into last year’s 'Walking With The Wounded’ Cumbrian Challenge. Picture: Birketts


Staff at East Anglian law firm Birketts are pushing themselves to their physical limits for charity.

The EDP/EADT Top 100 firm announced it has entered seven teams into this year’s Walking With The Wounded Cumbrian Challenge – a total of 28 employees.

Now in its fifth year, the challenge in aid of the military charity will take place in the Lake District on Saturday, May 13.

Teams of four will compete against wounded servicemen and women on three routes – the Peak (15km), the Tough (22km) and the Tougher (30km).

Birketts has entered teams into the challenge twice before and raised more than £20,000 for the military charity.

Nigel Farthing, partner and sponsor of the corporate social responsibility committee at Birketts, said: “As a past participant I know first-hand that the Cumbrian Challenge provides a huge personal development opportunity for all those involved; team building, morale and health, while raising much needed funds for a fantastic cause.

“It’s particularly pleasing that colleagues at all levels across all four of our offices are supporting this fantastic challenge once again.”

Walking With The Wounded’s partnership and events manager, Andy Sloan, said: “We are really looking forward to seeing the teams from Birketts again.

“Every team that takes part in the Cumbrian Challenge supports another wounded veteran back into work so we are hugely grateful for the incredible and ongoing support from Birketts.”

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