Road race puts law firm on track to raise £5k for St Luke’s Hospice
hlw Keeble Hawson has accelerated its fundraising drive to raise over £4,670 across January to September this year for St Luke’s Hospice.
Team members threw themselves into the spirit of the Sheffield 10k road race to keep fundraising goals on track and help the hospice continue to deliver palliative care for the terminally ill.
Litigation and dispute resolution solicitor, Emily King, organised the team’s participation in the event in which thousands of runners raced through the centre of the city. Fundraising initiatives to date have included rising to the challenge of the Yorkshire Three Peaks, a five-a-side football tournament and bake offs.
Michele Todd, partner and head of the firm’s charity sector group, said: “To continue doing its amazing job, St Luke’s Hospice needs to raise more than £6.3 million every year. We’re proud of the team’s commitment across so many diverse events this year – and hats off to the latest footsore fundraisers.”
St Luke’s chief executive, Peter Hartland, said: “As a charity, all the services we provide are free. The tireless commitment, energy and creativity of hlw Keeble Hawson’s employees has been tremendous and is vital in helping us to develop and drive continual improvements for everyone affected by terminal illness.”
A champion of giving back to its local communities, hlw Keeble Hawson donates over 50 pro bono days annually to participate in wide-ranging fundraising events for organisations. These include Cathedral Archer Project, St Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds and the nationwide charity, Changing Lives.
For more information on St Luke’s Hospice, visit www.stlukeshospice.org.uk