A team of seven keen walkers from Thursfields Solicitors has taken on a 121-mile route march to raise more than £1,000 for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.
The activity has been planned as part of the charity’s Airbase Challenge 2022 where fund-raisers can walk, run, swim or cycle a variety of distances in the first five months of the year.
The Thursfields’ team has decided to walk the longest route known as the Helicopter Challenger, which at 121 miles represents the total distance between its three air bases at Tatenhill, RAF Cosford and Strensham.
Courtney Litwinko-Smith, a trainee solicitor in the Family team at Thursfields, explained that she and her colleagues decided on their challenge as part of their community work planned on Thursfields’ Junior Lawyer Committee.
She said: “The Midlands Air Ambulance Charity does some terrific work across the area that Thursfields serves and we thought it would be marvellous to join their challenge and take the longest walk on.
“We’ll be walking the route in a mixture of individual and group sessions with the aim of each walking just over 17 miles, together totalling the full 121-mile route.
“We’ve already launched a fundraising page on JustGiving.com and hope to raise a minimum of £500 which Thursfields has generously pledged to match-fund, creating a donation of at least £1,000 for the charity.”
Joining Ms Litwinko-Smith on the challenge are Thursfields’ colleagues Megan Jewkes, a trainee solicitor in the Commercial Property team, Kim Virk, a trainee solicitor in Wills and Estates, and Ruby Momoh, a trainee solicitor in Residential Property.
Also on the team are Michael Kokkinoftas, a trainee solicitor in the Corporate team, Ellie Bryan, a paralegal who is also on the Corporate team, and Kiran Shinjin, a legal assistant on the Residential Property team.
Since 1991, the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity has undertaken more than 66,000 missions via one of its three air ambulances, or two critical care cars, making it one of the UK’s busiest pre-hospital, air ambulance-led services.
To sponsor the Thursfields’ Helicopter Challenge team, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/thursfieldssolicitors1.