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Clough & Willis gets 10k fever for Forever Manchester

Clough & Willis, one of the North West's leading mid-sized legal firms, is celebrating after three of its team successfully completed the Bupa Great Manchester Run yesterday raising a whopping £1,131.00 in aid of Forever Manchester - the community foundation for Greater Manchester.

Clare Trippier, the firm's marketing manager, was joined by Seb Wright, solicitor & debt recovery case manager and Helen Webster, head of private client, on the run. The trio completed the course in times ranging from 48 minutes to 1 hour & 15 minutes. They were supported from the sidelines by colleagues, friends and family.

Clough & Willis recently announced that Forever Manchester was its Charity of the Year. The organisation provides wide ranging support to small community groups across the region and its focus is on helping bringing people together and making them feel better about where they live. This is the second major fundraising initiative that Clough & Willis has staged for the charity; the first being its annual quiz which raised £500 back in April. More sporting challenges by employees of the firm, as well as community and corporate focused events are planned for the rest of 2012.

There are 57 community foundations across the UK and Forever Manchester is the community foundation that represents Greater Manchester and it supports all ten boroughs: Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan. Forever Manchester has strong connections within each local community and so ensures donations are accurately targeted to achieve the biggest impact.

Shefali Talukdar, managing partner at Clough & Willis said: "The Manchester 10k run is a great day and we couldn't be prouder of the guys. They all did a great job”.

Whilst Clare Trippier added: "Running was a great experience and the atmosphere was electric which really helped to spur us along. It was great to raise so much money and I think we'll be signing up for 2013.”

Clough & Willis has committed its fundraising monies to Forever Manchester until the end of December 2012.

Picture: L to R - Helen Webster, Seb Wright & Clare Trippier.