HJA is stepping up to beat blood cancers in the 24 hour 3 Peaks Challenge
Gruelling 24 hour challenge in memory of HJA founder Henry
9th June 2011
In a week's time, a team of colleagues and
business partners from law firm Hodge Jones & Allen LLP will be
taking on the 24 Hour Three Peaks Challenge in support of blood
cancer charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.
The Hodge Jones
& Allen Three Peaks Team will consist of 24 people. It is being
led from the front by the firm’s Senior Partner,
Patrick Allen. HJA is raising money in memory of Henry
Hodge, Patrick’s co-founder of the company, who died of leukaemia
in June 2009. The firm will be fundraising to support
the charity’s lifesaving research into better treatments and cures
for all blood cancers, including leukaemia, lymphoma and
Setting off early on Thursday 16 June, the team
plan to conquer Ben Nevis before nightfall, ahead of a seven hour
overnight drive to Scafell Pike in The Lake District before finally
finishing another 200 miles away at the base of Mt Snowdon in
Snowdonia National Park, North Wales.
Patrick Allen, Senior Partner at Hodge Jones &
Allen LLP in Euston said: “We know it’s going to be incredibly hard
work but we are really looking forward to completing this challenge
together as a team. We are grateful to the fantastic support being
shown by our colleagues, business partners and friends of the firm
and we hope to reach our fundraising target before we reach the
The team aims to raise over £10,000 for
Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. As well as individual
fundraising, the team have already organised a successful quiz
night and later in June are planning a Cocktail Masterclass in the
firm’s bar. On Monday 30th May, 21 runners from the firm
completed the BUPA 10km run for Leukaemia Research - a separate
challenge which raised over £2k.
You can sponsor the Hodge Jones &
Allen team by visiting their team Justgiving
Kate White, Director of Fundraising at Leukaemia
& Lymphoma Research, said: “Best of luck to the Hodge Jones
& Allen team. It’s a massive challenge and the money they raise
will help improve treatments for all patients with blood cancers,
including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.”
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About Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.
Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research is the only UK
charity solely dedicated to research into blood cancers, including
leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. These cancers are diagnosed in
around 28,500 children, teenagers and adults in the UK every year.
Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research was previously known as Leukaemia
Research and has changed its name to raise awareness of its
longstanding commitment to research into all the blood cancers -
not just leukaemia.
If you’d like to donate to Leukaemia & Lymphoma
Research or would like to take part in an event, please
visit the Beat Blood
Cancers website for further information.
Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research Press
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