A RECORD fundraising year has just passed for South Devon law firm Wollen Michelmore.
The firm, which encourages all staff to undertake charity fundraising within the local community as part of their role, raised £20,760 in 2013 — more money than in any previous year.
The money was raised across ten events and for charities ranging from Breast Cancer Research and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust to Help for Heroes and Rowcroft Hospice.
Managing partner Chris Hart said: "It has been our best fundraising year ever with some absolutely incredible tests of endurance and dedication including cycling from London to Paris, climbing Ben Nevis and taking part in the Mudder challenge.
"We have been taking part in initiatives like Will Week for many years but this year the whole team has really excelled itself with its enthusiasm and inventiveness.
"We encourage all our staff in any charity fundraising they want to do.
"We see it as a very important part of our role in the South Devon community."
The money raised by Wollen Michelmore staff for 2013 includes:
Clive Meredith cycled 80 miles a day to get from London to Paris while Magdalene Panayiotou climbed Ben Nevis, raising £8,500 between them for Cystic Fibrosis research
Staff dressed in pink and raised £200 for Breast Cancer research, and held a coffee morning resulting in £297 for MacMillan Cancer Care
Make a Will week raised £3,580 for Rowcroft Hospice and £900 for Paignton Zoo
Chris Hart, Jo Williams and Sarah Mudge did a fire walk and raised £2,000 for Children's Hospice South West
Chris Linton completed the Mudder Challenge for Help for Heroes and raised £223
The firm sponsored a gorilla statue in Torquay raising £4,000 for Children's Hospice South West
£60 was made for Children's Wish at the Pedal Car Grand Prix
Will Aid raised £1,000 for eight charities.