Happy New Year - our first newsletter of 2021! Throughout this year we will continue to bring you news and developments relating to the charities sector.
Social distancing rules were carefully followed but didn't prevent our amazing group of 41 people from Anthony Collins Solicitors and the UK Sepsis Trust collectively covering 245 miles on Sunday (26 April) - about nine and a half marathons!
We dedicated our exercise to the charity for the day, separately walking or running 2.6 miles (or multiple loops) as part of the 2.6 Challenge. Tenacity, suncream, dogs, chocolate buttons, masses of messages of encouragement from 6.45 am and huge smiles got us all to the end and in some cases even further as the enthusiasm overcame the pain!
All of this was in aid of the UK Sepsis Trust - one of our charity partners - which does fantastic work. So far we've raised over £2,200, but we'd love any extra support to take us beyond that total. You can donate via our JustGiving page.
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The Covid-19 crisis has demonstrated that there is great resilience and innovation in the housing sector across Greater Manchester, it has also brought shortfalls and other priorities sharply into foc
For part 5 in this series of short podcasts, Chris Lloyd-Smith interviews associate Kadie Bennett on how she has been coping during these unprecedented times.
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