Last weekend, two teams from leading UK law firm Shepherd and Wedderburn took to the hills as part of this year’s ‘Pentland Push’, a cross-country challenge for charity.
Despite a few blisters and aching joints, both teams, including partners, fee earners, trainees and staff, managed to walk, hike or run between 14 and 26.2 miles across the rugged Pentland Hills, south-west of Edinburgh.
‘The Push’ 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 laced up their walking boots, the remaining Shepherd and Wedderburn staff supported the fundraising from the relative comfort of their Edinburgh office. So far the two teams have raised over £3,600 through office dress-down days, bake sales and personal contributions.
Patrick Bell, Banking Partner at Shepherd and Wedderburn, who organised the firm’s participation said: “It was an enjoyable albeit gruelling challenge undertaken in support of a very worthy cause. St Columba’s Hospice provides excellent palliative care and our fundraising will help towards the running costs of the hospice and support the development of volunteers and staff.”
- 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.