Thursfields’ runners raise £860 for Birmingham Dogs Home - The Solihull Observer

Thursfields’ runners raise £860 for Birmingham Dogs Home

DOGGED and determined runners from Thursfields Solicitors have raised £860 for Birmingham Dogs Home by running the Solihull Half Marathon.

The team including director Stephen Rome, senior associate Simon Hocking and solicitor Sarah Rooney, who all work in the commercial litigation team, persevered through the heat to beat their original target of £130 by miles.

Simon Hocking said: “It was great to be part of the Thursfields team running to support Birmingham Dogs Home. The support from the crowd and marshalls was amazing, as was the generosity of those who sponsored us.”

In thanks for the donation, staff at Birmingham Dogs Home allowed the runners to name one of their latest arrivals (pictured), who is now known as “Thursfields Theo”, or Theo for short.

Birmingham Dogs Home is one of three charities voted for by staff at Thursfields Solicitors.

The dogs home was selected for the second year running, and was joined by Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust and Wings & Paws Animal Rescue for 2022-23.

Nick O’Hara, chairman of Thursfields Solicitors, said: “Our staff take great pleasure in choosing and serving local charities every year. We are committed to the communities in which we live and work and as well as fund raising, we regularly provide volunteers to help on projects at our chosen charities.

“Our congratulations go both to the runners and colleagues and friends who helped raise such an impressive total as part of our ongoing support for Birmingham Dogs Home this year.”

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