Birketts' Race4Business 2016: charity partner revealed
Birketts, the only full service top 100 law firm in Essex, and with offices in Ipswich, Cambridge and Norwich, has announced that The J's Hospice is this year’s Race4Business charity partner.
Rafael Ruiz, head of Birketts' award-winning corporate and commercial team in Chelmsford, commented: “The J's provides hospice and respite care services to young adults aged 16-40 who are living with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. Having previously come together back in 2010 I’m delighted that the Hospice will once again be benefitting from the proceeds raised through the race. We know there is demand for The J's services which can't be met from current resources, so a target of £23,000 has been set, which could fund a nurse for a whole year and enable the Hospice to help more young people and their families.”
Rafael added: “Birketts’ Race4Business was first run in 1998 and has gone on to become a major event in the Chelmsford calendar for local businesses, raising approximately £500,000 for good causes along the way. Each and every entrant in the race will contribute towards helping us achieve our target. We very much encourage businesses throughout the region to enter and, in addition to prizes for the fastest individual runners and teams, we will be offering a prize to the business that enters the most runners, and whose team raises the most funds for The J's. As well as a great opportunity for businesses to raise funds for good causes, the race is a fun way for staff members to join together, and to meet other like-minded local businesses."
Laura Birden, corporate fundraiser at The J's Hospice said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have been chosen by Birketts as this year’s charity partner for the Birketts Race4Business. The J's provide hospice and respite care services for around 100 young adults and their families throughout Essex in the patients' own homes but we have identified that there are over 300 more families in Essex that need our support. The monies raised at this prestigious corporate event could fund a J’s nurse for a whole year and allow us to support more families throughout the county.”
Birketts’ Race4Business, which attracts over 1,000 participants of all abilities each year, is open to individuals and teams from the Essex business community and beyond, with each runner being given an individual timing chip to ensure accurate results. The 3.5 mile course of the race starts in Chelmsford town centre and finishes at Birketts’ offices in New London Road, is mainly flat, and suitable for runners of all abilities. The date of the race, to be held in June, will be announced in March.
View the image gallery from last year’s Race4Business.
To register your interest in the Birketts’ Race4Business 2016, contact firstname.lastname@example.org – full registration will open in March.
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Photo (Source: Essex Chronicle) – left to right: Laura Birden (The J's Hospice), Dynamo Dolphin (The J's Hospice) and Rafael Ruiz (Birketts)
The J's Nurse Mary Flynn with patient Samantha Bourne at an Inspire group.