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Novum Law takes on Three Peaks Challenge to raise thousands for Headway Salisbury & South Wiltshire
Specialist personal injury law firm, Novum Law recently braved the elements to complete the demanding Three Peaks Challenge – a 26 mile hike across the three highest peaks in Yorkshire – to raise over £8,000 for brain injury charities, including £2,400 for Headway Salisbury and South Wiltshire.
Organised by Novum Law partner Neil Elliott and solicitor Josh Hughes, the brave and determined team climbed over 5,000 feet, scaling the gruelling peaks of Pen-y-Ghent (691m), Whernside (728m) and Ingleborough (723m) in just 12 hours.
As Trustees of Headway Salisbury and South Wiltshire, Neil and Josh particularly wanted to fundraise for the charity which provides help and support to local people who have suffered a brain injury and offers advice and assistance to their families and carers. The charity recently moved to bigger premises at Salisbury Medical Practice, Fisherton House due to increasing demand for its services.
Neil Elliott said: “At Novum Law we know only too well the devastating effect that brain injuries can have on individuals and those who love and care for them. The impact of an acquired brain injury is often sudden and very distressing for everyone involved. The effects can be physical, emotional and cognitive, shattering families and leaving survivors in desperate need of support. That’s why we are passionate about raising awareness and understanding of brain injury and ensuring those affected have access to the support they need.
“As Trustees of Headway, we wanted to do something to support the fantastic job Headway does assisting local people with acquired brain injuries and lending a helping hand to their families and carers.
Josh Hughes added: “The hike itself was no mean feat – it isn’t called the ‘Three Peaks Challenge’ for nothing! The climbs themselves are physically demanding, weather conditions change very quickly on top of the peaks and the steep descents aren’t for the fainthearted. But we are delighted to have scaled the heights successfully and in a good time while raising a considerable sum of money at the same time for such a worthwhile local cause!”