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City Centre Law Firm Raise Over £4,000 in Charity Challenge

Employees at a city centre law firm swapped case work for core work on Friday as they took part in a marathon charity challenge.

Staff from Slater and Gordon Lawyers covered the distance from Lands’ End to John O’ Groats in 24 hours.

Using exercise bikes and treadmills, 60 members of staff gave up their breaks, lunch hours and spare time to travel the equivalent of 837 miles. Many of them exercised into the early hours to complete the challenge which ran from 8am Friday until 8am Saturday.

Pure Gym kindly allowed the charity champs to use their facilities and Bean Café donated breakfast, lunch and dinner to the terrific team who have already raised over £4,000 in sponsorship and donations.

Brian McGinley, who is a team leader in the Employers Liability and Public Liability department, helped organise the event as part of his role as Chair of the Liverpool Social Committee.

He said: “I was really impressed by how much effort everyone put in. A number of people who took part hadn’t cycled for several years but trained hard to ensure they gave their all.

“Participants ranged from senior lawyers to IT support staff and assistants. One of my colleagues couldn’t run for more than 30 seconds this time a year ago but, like everyone else, wanted to support Sport Relief as it’s such a good cause. There was no shortage of volunteers!”