26 miles to raise Smiles4Wessex

20 members of the personal injury and private client teams at local law firm Moore Blatch recently took part in a 26-mile walk from the firm’s Chandler’s Ford office to its Lymington office, raising over ¬£2,200 for Smile4Wessex.  Smile4Wessex provides charitable support for the Wessex Neurological Centre, one of the largest and most highly respected neurological centres in the UK.

Matthew Claxson, who is a personal injury solicitor at Moore Blatch, said: “The cutting-edge equipment, facilities, treatment and pioneering research that Smile4Wessex helps fund makes an enormous difference to the quality of care and range of treatments offered to people with neurological conditions.  Through our line of work, we are acutely aware of how important this is in helping to improve patient outcomes which is why we wanted to raise money for this charity.”

Samantha Grose from the corporate team added: “Not only was it great to raise money for such an important local charity, it was also a brilliant team building exercise too. Together we made it through a downpour at mile nine resulting in some homemade ponchos and very wet socks!  The tough point for most was the 22-mile mark with another hour and a quarter of walking to do. Many thanks to the various pubs along the way that kept our water bottles filled, boosted our morale and donated to the charity too.”

If you would like to donate to Smile4Wessex, please visit their website at smile4wessex.org