Advocates Meet Tough Challenge Head On
News - date posted 22/06/12
Teamwork was the key for advocates and their practice manager who tackled the Caledonian Challenge which involves walking 54 miles in less than 24 hours.
The team completed the gruelling course in a time of 21 hours, 13 minutes and 53 seconds - 41st out of 149 teams that finished and in the mixed category 14th out of 81 teams.
Richard Pugh had to drop out because of an injured knee but his wife Jennifer, Robert Milligan QC, Amber Galbraith, James Hastie and practice manager Gavin Herd journeyed through some of Scotland's most remote, rugged and beautiful landscapes, including Ben Nevis, Glen Coe, Rannoch Moor, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.
They battled through persistent drizzle and blisters to cross the finish line together with arms linked.
So far the team have raised nearly £3,000 for two charities, the Scottish Community Foundation and CHAS - the Children's Hospice Association Scotland - and are hoping that more money will come in before the deadline at the end of July.
Donations are made through the Caledonian Challenge Website - www.caledonianchallenge.com/teams/CompassChambers
The Scottish Community Foundation distributes more than £6million every year to charities and projects across the country. It uses its expertise and knowledge to award grants to lesser known charities and community groups which it believes can make a real difference to people?s lives.
Four advocates from the same chambers completed the 2011 London Marathon to raise money for children and young people suffering from epilepsy.
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