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16 May 2016

JWP Solicitors are truly GUNG-HO

On Sayurday 14th May 2016 four of our Solicitors took part in the crazy inflatable 5k Challenge - GUNG-HO.

Gung-Ho’s national charity partner is BBC Children in Need.  The charity makes a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people right on your doorstep, in every area of the UK.

Right now, Children in Need is supporting over 2,400 projects within local communities to help 480,000 children who have physical, sensory or mental disabilities, behavioural or psychological disorders, who are living in poverty or situations of deprivation or are suffering through illness, distress, abuse or neglect.

The team from JWP Solicitors collected sponsorship for both Children in Need and also a local Charity -  Heads together.  Heads together was founded by Claire Throssell who solely set up the charity which was established to provide support to families in trauma.  The charity was founded as a lasting legacy to Jack & Paul, her sons, who were taken from us in October 2014.

Jack & Paul lost their lives in a terrible house fire in Penistone, South Yorkshire.  It transpired that their father deliberately took their lives.  As you can imagine, this has had a devastating effect on Claire, as well as the local community and as a result, Claire decided that she wanted to establish a charity as a legacy for her boys.  The charity aims to provide help and support to families experiencing severe trauma due to the death or terminal illness of young children.  The help given by the charity can take the form of small grants to help with additional expenses, as well as signposting to other local organisations which may be able to provide specialist help and assistance.

The team from JWP Solicitors comprising Gareth Long, John Wilkinson, Lois Monks and Sophie Metcalfe managed to raise over £400 for the above worthy causes and all are looking forward to taking part in future fund raising events to continue our support for both national and local charities.  Watch this space...

 

Sophie Metcalfe