Two Worcester lawyers from Harrison Clark Rickerbys are limbering up to run the London Marathon on 23 April in aid of local and national charities.
Anita Hennessey in aid of St Richard’s Hospice and Inger Anson in aid of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).
Family lawyer Anita, who ran the Marathon last year for New College, Worcester, is a business patron for the hospice – she said: “Maybe I’m crazy to be running the Marathon again, but I really wanted to make a contribution to the hospice. It does such excellent work, caring for patients and for their families, and the staff really deserve our support.”
Corporate lawyer Inger admits she’s a little daunted by the challenge she has set herself – “after all, 26 miles is quite a long way to drive, let alone run,” she said - but is keen to raise as much for the charity as she can. “I’ve been a supporter of IFAW for many years and I am honoured to have the chance to run for them. They work with animals in need and at risk in the UK and abroad, and I’m delighted to be able to support that.”
Both have been fund-raising in novel ways – Anita, who also sings, staged a gig in Worcester and then a cocktail event, while Inger has gathered, as a big ‘Thank You’, some great gifts to distribute to a few lucky donors to be picked at random when fundraising closes.
If you would like to donate to either charity, please do so by following http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AnitaHennessey
for Anita and http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserPage.action?userUrl=IngerAnson&pageUrl=2
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