On the Spring Bank Holiday, when most people were putting their feet up and enjoying the day off from work, local Legal Executive, Jill Read-Brown was putting her feet firmly forward and running the BUPA 10k on behalf of Refuge.
Despite never having run before, Jill an Associate Legal Executive with Hartnell Chanot & Partners, chose to take up the physical challenge to raise money for the charity Refuge. She successfully completed the run in just over one hour and raised £700 in the process.
Refuge is a national charity for women and children who experience domestic violence, providing emergency accommodation and emotional and practical support. Jill, who won Legal Executive of the Year 2008 for her work with women suffering domestic abuse, knows only too well how important services such as Refuge are to these women and their children. With potential cuts to funding on the cards Jill felt moved to take action and raise some funds herself.
Commenting after the run Jill said: “I am shattered but elated that I did it! It was much harder than I thought it would be but a tremendous buzz crossing the finishing line.” She added: “The fact that I have raised vital funds for Refuge makes every ache in my body worth it!”
Norman Hartnell, Director at Hartnell Chanot & Partners commented: “We are very proud of Jill’s efforts and delighted that she raised £700 for Refuge. One of core aims is to protect the vulnerable and we need charities such as Refuge to help support us in that challenge.”