Ten walkers from Ramsdens Solicitors have taken part in an overnight walk in aid of Overgate Hospice.
The walk, which took place on 12 September for the sixth year in a row, saw the firm raise £680 for the hospice, which is based near Halifax. Almost 1,000 people took to the streets of Calderdale to participate in the Overgate Hospice Midnight Walk. The charity organisers say this made it the biggest midnight walk to date.
Heather Nuttall, an associate at Ramsdens’ Elland office, said that she regularly visited the hospice and had seen the vital work that they do.
“Many of my clients will comment on the superb care that has been provided to family and friends by Overgate,” she said.
“The Midnight Walk gave an opportunity to raise funds in a fun and enjoyable way. We were lucky with the weather and it was a bright and starry, and most importantly, dry night
“There was a great atmosphere setting off from the leisure centre and whilst it was slow going at first because of the sheer numbers as soon as we began the first uphill climb the walkers thinned out.”
Michael Robinson, a solicitor at the firm’s Halifax office and team organiser for the walk, said that he walk was of particular significance to the firm as it would mean that individuals from the local community would benefit from the money raised by its participants.
“As a West Yorkshire firm, it is important that we support the local communities and charities. It has already been mooted that we will take part next year and we want to beat our target,” he said.