This World Heart Day, a team from Blake Morgan’s London Office took on the Thames Bridges Trek to raise money for office charity, the British Heart Foundation.
World Heart Day is a day celebrated around the world on 29 September every year to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and to remind everyone to take care of their hearts.
This year, a group of 12 volunteers from the London office (Milly Dent, Beth Ellis, Jade Curran, Martha Price, Helen Bunker, Fernanda de Faria, Lisha Gorsia, Mandeep Sahota, Rachel Knight, Ellie Catling, Hattie Brown, James Robinson and Thomas Jenkins) celebrated World Heart Day by participating in the Thames Bridges Trek, a 25km trek across London taking in unrivalled views of the City’s skyline and famous landmarks.
With the help of lead navigators Jade Curran and Martha Price, the team set out from Putney Bridge bright and early and headed East towards the city centre, zig-zagging over 16 of London’s historic bridges and ending at Tower Bridge for some well-deserved celebratory drinks at the finish line.
This was all to raise money for a fantastic cause. The leading law firm are proud to partner with the British Heart Foundation and to raise funds that will help the charity fund lifesaving research.
In October 2022, Blake Morgan sadly lost Lawrence Phillips, a consultant and former partner in the Corporate team, following a sudden and unexpected heart attack. With heart and circulatory diseases killing one in four people in the UK, its inspiring to know that the fundraising could make a real impact for such an important cause and honour Lawrence’s memory.
So far, the team have raised an amazing £2,065 (including gift aid). This has been very generously fund-matched by Blake Morgan Chair, Kath Shimmin, bringing the current fundraising total to £2,565.
If you haven’t had a chance to donate yet but would like to do so, please visit the JustGiving page here.