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Higgs & Sons' peaky climbers take on the Three Peaks Challenge

16th April 2018

Higgs & Sons' peaky climbers take on the Three Peaks Challenge

An intrepid group of legal professionals are taking on the daunting National Three Peaks Challenge this summer to raise much needed funds for Dudley Mind.

The 10 colleagues from Black Country law firm Higgs & Sons have dubbed themselves ‘The Peaky Climbers’, in a nod to popular BBC gangster drama Peaky Blinders which filmed many of its scenes at The Black Country Living Museum.

Katie Willems, a Solicitor in the Corporate Team at Higgs, said the challenge to raise funds for Dudley Mind – Higgs’ Charity of the Year - had attracted volunteers from across the Team.

“I have always wanted to do the National Three Peaks Challenge, and when I suggested we do something for Dudley Mind I was overwhelmed by the support from colleagues."

“There are lawyers, non-lawyers and Partners taking part, with Nick Taylor, our Head of Corporate, volunteering to drive the minibus!"

“We have set ourselves a target of £3,500 which is quite steep (excuse the pun) – but probably reflects how deep we need to dig to complete the challenge!”

The Peaky Climbers will attempt to climb Ben Nevis, Scafell and Snowdon all within the space of 24 hours on July 6 and 7. They are currently in training for the task, and aiming to complete as many training sessions together as a team. Training is being held across the Midlands at locations including the Long Mynd, Castleton and the Malvern Hills.

Those donning peaky caps and taking part are: John Heaton, Jamie Partington, Richard Griffiths, Craig Thomas, Katie Willems, Rachael Watkins, Jordan Hollingsworth, Laura Hackett, Jenny Bridgewater and Jade Williamson. 

Katie added: “If anyone is able to donate to help us reach our fundraising goal for a fantastic cause, please spare two minutes by visiting our Local Giving page at https://localgiving.org/fundraising/peakyclimbers/ and, on behalf of the whole team, thank you very much in anticipation of your generosity and support.”

Dudley Mind is a local mental health charity that aims to improve and promote recovery and wellbeing for people in the Dudley borough affected by poor mental health.

Higgs & Sons' extensive CSR programme supports a range of projects throughout the region each year. As well as selecting a dedicated charity of the year, Higgs' employees also provide hands on support to many other organisations, committing time and resources in support of the work they do within the Black Country and the wider West Midlands.

 

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