Local solicitors sponsor our Night to Remember midnight walk

Bennett Griffin LLP solicitors, based in Ferring and Worthing, are long term supporters of St Barnabas House hospice. As well as supporting the hospice as its Charity of the Year, the firm are sponsoring our popular Night to Remember Midnight Walk this year. Taking place on Saturday 25 June, our ladies-only sponsored walk will see women of all ages take on the 7, 13.1 or 20 mile route to raise vital funds for our Hospice at Home night service, to help reach everyone who needs hospice care.

Bennett Griffin are supplying the medals handed out to all participants as they cross the finish line at Worthing Leisure Centre. They will also have a team of walkers on the night, as well as volunteers helping at the event.

Amy Kenward, a partner at Bennett Griffin, said: “Staff at Bennett Griffin are always keen to support St Barnabas House, any way we can. At last year’s Midnight Walk a number of staff volunteered to assist with registrations and donations, including, Darren Foan, Katie Foan (Associate Solicitor in the Private Client team), Emma Gosden (Assistant in the Private Client team), Stephen Hollamby (Managing Partner) and Sylvia Mills (Assistant in the Private Client team). Solicitor, Adriana Scherpenisse and a friend completed the walk, as did I with my mum, and it was great! It was so lovely crossing the finish line to a cheering crowd to receive our medals.

“We are very proud of our community work at Bennett Griffin and St Barnabas House is close to the hearts of many members of staff. Some have personal connections with the hospice through family and friends, but in addition, a much loved and respected member of the firm was cared for at the hospice. Witnessing the amazing care and support she and her family received, certainly strengthened our relationship with the hospice.

“We always enjoy getting involved in the hospice fundraising activities and events – dressing up, having fun and knowing we are raising money for a brilliant cause – it makes everyone feel great to be giving something back.”

Kerry O’Neill, Events Fundraiser for St Barnabas House, said: “We are immensely grateful for the support that Bennett Griffin provide, and especially for our midnight walk, which is looking set to attract a record number of ladies to the start line this year.

“The event raises money for the Hospice at Home night service, which provides trained nurses and healthcare assistants to patients in their own homes from 10pm to 7am, seven days a week. Patients are never charged for their care, and only a tiny percentage of hospice costs are met by government funding. Therefore, we rely heavily on the support of businesses like Bennett Griffin, in addition to all the amazing walkers and volunteers at the Night to Remember midnight walk, to fund these services.”

If you have been inspired by this report and think your business might like to support St Barnabas House, go to www.stbh.org.uk/corporate to find out about our corporate volunteering and support schemes.

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