A team of 24 employees from law firm Squire Sanders recently completed the British Military Fitness Midlands Major Series Mud Run and Obstacle Course, raising over £2,400 for adopted charity, Max Appeal.
Max Appeal is a Stourbridge-based national charity which supports families affected by Di George Syndrome, VCFS and 22q11.2 deletion.
The Squire Sanders team comprised trainees, associates and partners, and included Birmingham office managing partner, Nick Green, and Paul Wootton of Max Appeal.
Commenting on the team’s feat, Helen Cain from Squire Sanders said: “The team displayed fantastic enthusiasm and spirit in the face of an incredibly difficult challenge. It is a pleasure to be involved with Max Appeal, particularly since the founders of the charity, Paul and Julie Wootton, are so keen to get involved in the fundraising events – even events as tough as this one!”
The Major Series Mud Run was one of the firm’s key fundraising events for Max Appeal this year, building on the earlier success of cake sales, jeans days and an in-house “Shwopping” event. Another challenge undertaken by the team in 2013 was conquering Mt. Snowdon three times in one day, which raised over £2,300 for the charity.
Paul Wootton of Max Appeal commented: “Max Appeal is the largest parent-led support group for families affected by this condition. We provide a wide range of information and services designed to help people with 22q11.2 deletion live independent and prosperous lives.
“We have been overwhelmed by the level of support from the staff at Squire Sanders, and the commitment shown by those participating in fund-raising events and their supporters. The money raised will enable us to continue to increase awareness of this condition, which affects one in 6000 children, and enhance the services we can provide.”