Hewitsons teams put best foot forward for charity

Once again, staff from leading law firm Hewitsons will be donning running gear to take part in Cambridge’s most anticipated charity race of the year, Chariots of Fire. 

One of four Hewitsons teams entered, the Cambridge employment team will be headed by Sally Prosser. 

“A number of us within the team have run in Chariots previously, but this year we have a pure employment team,” said Sally.” Sally continued, “Chariots is a great event to enter with your friends or colleagues as it encourages camaraderie and team spirit. It’s also a good opportunity to get fit and work towards a training goal. It does of course help knowing that you are raising money for a fantastic local charity and this will spur us on to run faster on the day.” 

Chariots of Fire 2009 is pioneering the topical issue of mental health, with teams this year raising money for Cam-mind. Working locally since 1908, Cam-mind’s community-based services include supported housing, a one to one befriending service and a range of community groups and activities. All of these projects are designed to support people in their recovery from conditions such as anxiety and depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, among others. Much of this work is self-funded and is facilitated by volunteers. 

Charles Hewitson, race director and senior partner of Hewitsons, said, “The money from this year’s race will fund the expansion of the befriending service and will also launch a project designed to help employers tackle stress in the workplace and in particular the stigma that is so often associated with mental health problems.” “Cam-mind’s services make a hugely positive impact on the lives of many local people who have been affected by mental health problems. Chariots of Fire is the perfect way to raise money for such a vital cause, whilst having fun and setting yourself a challenge at the same time.” 

Chariots of Fire will take place this year on Sunday 20 September, starting from Queens’ Green. Teams run the picturesque 1.7 mile route in relay format through Cambridge city centre, the colleges and along the backs. The event is based on the famous film and recreates the celebrated run through Trinity College. 

Register your teams online on the "Enter" page of the Chariots website. For further details contact Hazel Kraus at hazelkraus@hewitsons.com or on 01223 461155. Photo - Hewitsons teamBack row left to right: Gemma Houghton, Giles Betts, Sally Prosser, Sarah FieldFront row left to right: Katharine Holliday, Elizabeth Swinburn