A group of staff from Brachers are taking on the ultimate TRYathlon challenge in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support (Kent).
Between them they will be swimming the distance of the English Channel (21 miles), cycling the distance from London to Olympia in Greece (1424 miles) and walking the distance from John O’Groats to Land’s End (874 miles).
The leading regional law firm, based in Maidstone, hopes to raise at least £10,000 through the TRYathlon for Macmillan, their chosen Charity of the Year. Managing Partner, John Sheath, commented: “Macmillan do a fantastic job providing practical, medical and financial support as well as pushing for improved specialist care for people affected by cancer. In 2011 alone they gave £234,000 in financial grants to people in Kent. We are really keen to support them in their valuable work. Every penny raised will go directly to Macmillan as the firm will be covering any costs associated with running the TRYathlon. It’s going to be tough but I have no doubt that we will be able to achieve the target distances for each discipline.”
Moira Mitchell, Kent Fundraising Manager for Macmillan, added: “We were delighted to hear that the staff at Brachers had voted Macmillan as their Charity of the Year and that the cornerstone of their fundraising effort will be the TRYathlon. In the Olympic year it’s a great idea to get their staff involved and working together to support the important work that Macmillan undertakes. I understand their training is going well and wish them all the best.”
For more information on the Brachers TRYathlon and to donate please visit their JustGiving page at http://www.justgiving.com/bracherstryathlon.