Swindon & Wiltshire Business News

Solicitors put their best feet forward for charity

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Heather Lawton, Richard Bebb, Jonathan Shipton, Alan Wilson, Emily Knight (Dorothy House Hospice Care), Ross Phillips, Debbie Allen and Lucy WilsonWiltshire solicitors put their best feet forward at in the Bath Half Marathon recently, and raised £2,000 for Dorothy House Hospice Care.

It was the first year Goughs Solicitors has competed in the Bath Half Corporate Challenge - a 13.1 mile half marathon through one of the most popular city centre road races in the UK, and one of the largest charity fundraising events in the South West.

Goughs put together a team of nine runners, including Ross Phillips, Richard Bebb, Jonathan Shipton, Lucy Wilson, Heather Lawton, Nikki Capp and Debbie Allen.

Richard Bebb, team captain and partner in the firm’s family department at their Melksham office, said: “Dorothy House provide an invaluable service to a wide range of people throughout Wiltshire and beyond, and we are proud to be running for such a worthwhile cause.”

Dorothy House provides physical, psychological, social and spiritual care, free of charge to patients and their families who are facing life threatening illness, death or bereavement and have specific problems which need the charity’s specialist skills.

Trainee solicitor Ross Phillips said: “Being part of such a wonderful race alongside thousands of other runners, all being encouraged along by the crowds, was amazing and well worth the blisters. I’m sure it won’t be long before the next Goughs team challenge.”

It´s not too late to sponsor the solicitors, and to help raise funds for Dorothy House. Log on to www.justgiving.com/GoughsSolicitors1 to make a donation.