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Solicitor at Clough & Willis completes run and ski challenge for charity

Seb Wright - a solicitor in the Litigation & Debt Recovery departments at Clough & Willis, one of the North West's leading mid-sized legal firms - this week undertook a mammoth charity fundraiser which saw him take part in a 10k one day and then complete 100 downhill ski runs in three snow centres across the UK the next... all in aid of Forever Manchester.

Seb completed the Movember run at Heaton Park in an impressive 52 mins, 26 secs before embarking on his epic snow challenge. The following day, he was joined by three colleagues from the firm and then travelled between SnowDome in Tamworth, Xscape near Leeds and Chill Factore in Manchester where he skied a total of 100 runs in 12 hours. His transport - a luxury motor home - came courtesy of Freedhome which is based in Radcliffe, Manchester.

So far, Seb has raised over £1,000 in aid of Forever Manchester - the community foundation for Greater Manchester - and his Just Giving Page (http://www.justgiving.com/SebW ) is still open for donations. This is just one of a number of challenges the staff of Clough & Willis have taken part in for the charity this year. Other events have included the Bupa Great Manchester Run, the Great Manchester Swim and its annual quiz night.
 
Earlier this year Clough & Willis announced that Forever Manchester was its Charity of the Year for 2012. 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. More sporting challenges by employees of the firm, as well as community and corporate focussed 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.

 

Seb said; "This was a pretty tough challenge but I was delighted to have finished both legs in one piece. I was aching by the end of it but the aim was to raise as much money as possible so it was worth the pain!”

Shefali Talukdar - managing partner at Clough & Willis added: "We're big supporters of Forever Manchester so we're always up for a challenge and Seb most certainly didn't disappoint. He did an amazing job and raising so much was a great achievement.”

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