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Running from the law raises £1400 for charity

 

Article date:  26/11/2015

A team were 'on the run, from the law' recently after taking part in an extreme endurance race to raise money for a worthy cause.

The 10 staff from Higgs & Sons raised almost £1400 for the firm's chosen charity, the Alzheimer's Society by taking part in the Wolf Run at Stanford Hall in Leicestershire.

"Wolf Run stands for Woods, Obstacles, Lakes and Fields and after having run 10km through mud, freezing cold water and various obstacles on a cold, rainy November morning, you can see why they call it 'extreme," comments Kirsty McEwen who heads the firm's charity and not for profit team.

"It was tough at times, but we all stuck together and helped each other through. It was a great team effort and we all thoroughly enjoyed it - so much so that we're already planning our next run."

The 10 runners who raised the money through sponsorships were from various departments including private client, IT and corporate communications. Natalie Marsden who helped organise the 'Higgs Wolf Pack' is a trainee at the Midlands based firm

Tim Jones who heads the firm's Corporate Social Responsibility programme was thrilled that the team's efforts had helped to raise such an incredible sum

"Each year we select a charity of the year for which we undertake several fundraising activities. This year we worked with the Alzheimer's Society, organising football tournaments, quizzes, even winning a national choir competition along the way

"The Wolf Run was another example of how Higgs' staff are always ready to face a challenge in order to support our fundraising activities. We have an excellent team here at Higgs who do more and more each year to help raise much needed funds for worthy causes around the region.

Further information on Higgs' Wolf Pack's charitable efforts can be found at: https://www.justgiving.com/higgs-wolf-run/

Picture Caption (L-R, Top-Bottom): Alex Heer, Oliver Ward Jones, Stuart Adkins, Jon Foster, Natalie Marsden, Mark Hand, Kirsty McEwen, David Morgan, Jamie Partington and Annabel Kay.

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