cripps-harries-hall-kentA law firm has proved they are good sports with a year of fundraising to support The Hospice in the Weald.

Cripps Harries Hall donated £13,000 to the charity, which provides palliative care and clinical support for people with terminal illness, their families and carers.

cripps harris hallStaff at the county’s largest law firm, which has offices in Tunbridge Wells, Kings Hill Sandwich and London, raised the money with a series of activities held throughout 2013. These included a gruelling, mud-soaked obstacle race and a dawn to dusk football match that kept the team of lawyers on the pitch for 18 consecutive games against other local businesses, clients and family members. Staff also took part in cake sales, quizzes, wine tasting and karaoke.

Serving a community of approximately 340,000, the hospice offers a range of in and out-patient treatment and home visits, with nursing and medical care provided alongside family support and bereavement counselling.

Sarah Pugh, fundraising director for The Hospice in the Weald explained: “No charge is made for our services, which are provided on the basis of need, and so we are grateful for this donation from Cripps.

“It is such generous support from the public that enables us to continue to offer our care and support during what can be a very difficult time.”

Cripps’ managing partner Gavin Tyler said: “From mud-running to cakes, we had a lot of fun taking part in the many fundraising activities held for the hospice, which a staff ballot chose by overwhelming majority to be our corporate charity.

“We are delighted to support the work of The Hospice in the Weald, which plays such a valuable role in the local community.”

The law firm also supported the hospice’s own organised events, including the Moonlight Catwalk, Let’s Go Quackers duck race and classic car rally.

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