A team from the Leeds office of national law firm, Gateley Plc completed the gruelling Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge, impressively in less than 12 hours. The eight-strong team has amazingly raised almost £2,500 for Guide Dogs for the Blind, the office’s chosen charity for the year.
This has taken the office close to the halfway mark of its fundraising target of £5,000.
The £5,000 raised will fund for the cost of breeding a guide dog and then its all-important training. By raising such a fantastic amount, the firm will also have the privilege of being able to name a guide dog puppy ‘Gateley’ – ‘Gateley the Guide Dog’.
The team, which undertook the challenge on Friday, 22 June, was led by Real Estate partner, Phil Gregory and Corporate partners, David Armitage and Sandip Khroud. Emma Taylor, Martin Barnes, Olivia Lewis, Elizabeth Russell and Emma Wilson completed team Gateley.
David Armitage commented: “Guide Dogs are a fantastic charity and having seen their work in action, we at Gateley wanted to do something big to help raise some money and awareness. This was a tough event but worth every minute for the money we have raised and we would like to say a huge thank you to all that have given their support.”
In addition to the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge, Gateley recently took advantage of their new seventh floor space of the Minerva building being unfurnished by holding a crazy golf fundraiser for the office’s chosen charity.
Guests were treated to a fun, if not difficult, nine-hole crazy golf course around the new office space before the former Yorkshire and England cricketer and Guide Dogs for the Blind ambassador, Geoff Cope said a few words and Helen Sidall, from Guide Dogs, and guide dog Pip, put on an impressive demonstration showcasing the skills guide dogs are taught.
Gateley Plc works through a network of seven English offices based in Birmingham, Leeds, Leicester, London, Manchester, Nottingham and Reading. Earlier this year, Gateley announced its acquisition of tax-specialist Capitus, now Gateley Capitus. This is the first acquisition since the firm became the first UK-based law firm to float on the London Stock Exchange.