The David Phillips & Partners team are slapping each other on the back after raising £1,650 for CheckEmLads a testicular cancer charity.
The team volunteered for the Challenge the Wild project, which saw twenty members of staff risk life and limb in the rural, untamed environs of the Lake District.
The daily office life of answering emails, taking phone calls and heaving heavy files seemed a long way away while they took part in rock scrambling, rock climbing, abseiling down 150ft drops, waterfall jumping and ziplining.
While death defying feats of strength and agility being achieved in Coniston, the charity coffers were being filled up by generous well-wishers all cheering DPP team members on.
The teams were gobsmacked by the response from their JustGiving page – which exceeded the target by 165 per cent.
That money will go to CheckEmLads, a charity run by testicular cancer survivors who help to raise awareness of testicular cancer and its symptoms in schools, workplaces and British Army bases. They also offer online support, friendship and advice to men and their families going through this illness.
The adventure day came about after a member of the DPP Law team underwent treatment for testicular cancer. DPP staff took this as inspiration to raise money for an organisation that is providing an invaluable service to men – and their loved ones – across the UK.
Stuart Nolan, Managing Director of DPP Law Ltd, spoke after the challenge: “Doing the event really showed each of us what we’re capable of when we conquered the wild as a team!”
Phil Morris the founder of CheckEmLads said: “CheckEmLads has been spreading awareness of testicular cancer and supporting men across the UK through cancer since 2003.
“It’s a pretty unique charity as it was set up by a survivor who saw there was no support for young men with cancer. We don’t get much funding so it’s great DPP Law did this event and raised a massive £1600 for us.”
“Not only did we help to raise a lot of money”, said Nolan, “but it was an incredible day to experience as a team. We learnt a lot about each other, and will take all these positives back home with us.”
Nolan spoke after the event: “I can’t thank all the team at Challenge the Wild enough. Everyone had a great time. The whole setup was well run and the instructors and staff were particularly good.
“We took a party of twenty people, which we aim to expand next year with what we hope to become an annual event.
“As some of our colleagues said, best day at work ever.”
The David Phillips & Partners’ fundraising JustGiving page is still open to anyone who wants to donate a few pounds to the cause.
Posted on: Wed, 30 August 2017