Resort law firm team in fund-raising trek

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A fund-raising team from a Blackpool law firm has completed a 40-mile walk to raise cash for a good cause.

Last month, a team made up of staff from law firm Fylde Law completed the arduous 49th Keswick to Barrow walk.

The team, made up of director Kevin Looby, office manager Cath Johnson and trainee solicitor James Scott, joined around 3,000 other walkers in raising hundreds of thousands of pounds by covering the now established 40-mile route, on what was a day of mixed weather.

Money raised at this year’s event will go to a wide range of charities and good causes, including Cancer Research UK, Help for Heroes, Macmillan Cancer Support and North West Air Ambulance, as well as other smaller local charities and groups.

The event, which originally started in 1967 as a 
three-way challenge between the crew of HMS Resolution, the staff of Barrow Shipyard and workers at Vickers Shipyard, soon grew in popularity and the event became a sponsored walk open to all in 1969.

It is the latest fund-raising challenge taken on by Fylde Law, which has offices 
at Cedar Square Blackpool, and Clifton Drive South, St Annes.

A team from the company successfully carried out the Three Peaks Challenge back in November 2013.

Mr Looby said: “I’m incredibly proud of the efforts of everyone concerned, both in terms of the people who took part, but also all those staff and family members who helped us in fund-raising.

“Thank you all.”

Anyone who wants to donate towards Fylde Law’s sponsorship funds can contact Cath Johnson on (01253) 730 070 or at Cathy@fyldelaw.co.uk.