Sintons are fundraising whilst working from home
This week (8th June) a group of staff from Newcastle based law firm, Sintons, are taking on a mammoth fundraising challenge whilst in lockdown.
The team of seven colleagues, known as the ‘Magnificent Seven’ are putting their own unique twist on charity Day One Major Trauma Support’s fundraising initiative ‘7 Marathons in 7 Weeks’ to raise much needed funds. A linked charity of Leeds Cares, Day One is based at Leeds General Infirmary and provides vital support to trauma patients and their families.
As keen cyclists, the team have decided that rather than walking or running seven marathons in 7 weeks, they are instead going to cycle a whopping seven marathons each in a just a week!
Each cyclist will cover 26.2 miles per day for a week and will complete forty-nine marathons between them.
The neurotrauma and catastrophic injury teams at Sintons, work closely with Day One as part of their legal panel to provide advice and support to those affected by trauma, so have seen first-hand the difference it makes.
Phil Davison, head of personal injury at Sintons said: “Through our relationship with Day One, we have seen at first-hand the invaluable support they offer to patients and their families, at a time when they need it most. We are always keen to take up a challenge, particularly when it is for such a good cause.
“A number of us are keen cyclists and while traditionally we may have achieved at least some of our weekly target through cycling to and from work, in the current climate of home working, it will be a welcome opportunity to take our daily exercise. We look forward to saddling up and raising funds to support the vital work of Day One.”
Sintons have already raised half their target
The ‘Magnificent Seven’ are hoping to raise as much money as possible for the charity and thanks to their efforts have raised more than half of their target.
Day One Caseworker, Justin Phelps works closely with patients and families on the ward and is so grateful to Sintons for their continued support, “The team at Sintons already provide such excellent legal advice and support to patients and families in need, but seeing them take on this amazing challenge to help raise funds proves just how dedicated they are to our cause. Good luck to the “Magnificent Seven”!
There are more than 100 people taking on the challenge overall, and thanks to their support, more than £38,000 has been raised in total, equivalent to the cost of running Day One’s valuable service for almost four months.
Click here to donate to Sinton’s fundraising page.