Two teams from leading UK law firm Shepherd and Wedderburn will lace up their walking boots and head for the hills on Saturday to take part in this year’s ‘Pentland Push’.

‘The Push’ is a cross-country challenge that involves walking, hiking or running between 14 and 26.2 miles across the rugged Pentland Hills, south-west of Edinburgh. The event is held in support of St. Columba’s Hospice, whose mission is to improve the quality of life for people with progressive, far advanced illnesses and to provide support for their families.

While ten brave men and women, including partners, fee earners, trainees and staff, embark on the hike in unpredictable Scottish weather conditions, the remaining Shepherd and Wedderburn staff has supported the fundraising from the relative comfort of the Edinburgh office. Hundreds of pounds have been raised so far through office dress-down days and bake sales.

Patrick Bell, Banking Partner at Shepherd and Wedderburn, who organised the firm’s participation said: “It’s great to see people from across the firm coming together to enter this gruelling challenge and support a very worthy cause. The firm acts on behalf of St Columba’s Hospice and we know, also from personal experience, the excellent palliative care they provide. Our fundraising will help towards the running costs of the hospice and support the development of volunteers and staff.”

Notes

  • The Pentland Push is a cross-country challenge, involving a walk, hike or run of one of three Pentland distances, Bronze, Silver or Gold. The event takes place on Saturday, 19 September in support of St Comuba’s Hospice.
  • St Columba’s Hospice is an independent charity in Edinburgh providing free specialist palliative care and support for patients and their families.