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Lawyers put on their walking shoes for road safety charity
- AuthorDan Thompson
On Sunday 12th October, four members of the Warner Goodman LLP Personal Injury team took on the formidable challenge of completing the Walk the Test Way charity walk to raise funds for road safety charity, Brake. Enduring harsh winds, pouring rain and extremely sore feet, the team completed the 25.5 mile walk in just over 9 hours, and raised over £500 for the charity.
Retu Gogna, leader of the walking team, commented, “Road Safety Week is approaching in November and we wanted to show our support for Brake to help them raise awareness in the Hampshire area. We thought the best way to do this would be to push ourselves out of our comfort zones by setting ourselves a task that would challenge us both physically and mentally, something that victims of road traffic collisions have to do on a daily basis.”
Brake is a road safety charity that campaigns to stop needless deaths and serious injuries that happen on roads every day, make streets and communities safer for everyone, and care for families bereaved and injured in road crashes. They promote road safety awareness, safe and sustainable road use and effective road safety policies through national campaigns, community education, a Fleet Safety Forum, practitioner services, and by coordinating the UK’s flagship road safety event every November, Road Safety Week.
Brake are not the only recipients of the donations from the charity walk, as part of the money raised goes towards the Rotary Club of Romsey, who organise the walk and work every day to bring the community together and plan projects that will benefit the lives of others.
Joe Burns, Corporate Fundraiser at Brake, commented, “We here at Brake are incredibly grateful to everyone at Warner Goodman for their brilliant fundraising efforts during the Walk the Test Way walk, raising a fantastic £552. This money will help Brake to continue to support people affected by road crashes, and to continue spreading vital life-saving messages. As one of Brake’s corporate supporters and donors, it’s great to have Warner Goodman’s continued support through fundraisers like this – it’s this kind of support which allows Brake to do what we do best.”
Retu concludes, “Road safety awareness is so important, particularly as we approach the winter and our roads become so much more hazardous. By supporting Brake and helping them to spread their message across the county we want to help educate all road users and as a result reduce the number of life-changing accidents that happen on our roads.”
Joining Retu in the Walk the Test Way charity walk was Andy Munden, Dan Thompson and Aimee Brown. There is still time to donate towards the Warner Goodman LLP team in the Test Valley Walk, by visiting their Just Giving page at https://www.justgiving.com/WarnerGoodmanTVW/ or you contact Retu on 02380 717448.
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