Sintons’ Magnificent Seven takes on seven marathons each in a week


A team of cyclists from Sintons are each set to complete seven marathons in a week, forty-nine in total, to raise vital funds for a charity which supports patients and families who have been affected by major trauma.

Seven cyclists are taking part in the gruelling challenge which will see them each cycle a minimum of 26.2 miles per day for a week, on behalf of charity Day One, in support of its ‘7 Marathons in 7 Weeks’ fundraising initiative.

The NHS Day One charity supports patients and families affected by major trauma in partnership with trauma clinicians, NHS trusts and other organisations, operating out of the Leeds General Infirmary. It was established in 2014 by patients and staff to address the complex challenges that can arise from such circumstances.

Day One is a linked charity to, Leeds Cares and has supported hundreds of people and their families over the past six years. It is estimated to cost around £330 per day to run its services, and fundraising is a vital income stream.

The neurotrauma and catastrophic injury teams at Sintons, who are based in the law firm’s offices in Newcastle and York, have a strong relationship with Day One and are part of its panel of legal advisors.

In further support of Day One, the team of cyclists – facilities assistant Simon Anderson, client support executive Jami Blythe, neurotrauma consultant John Davis, head of personal injury Phil Davison, head of neurotrauma Andrew McGowan, IT specialist Michael Kealy and head of marketing David Pritchard – have all committed to raising funds through the marathon challenge, which they will complete around their work commitments.

While working remotely, in line with Government advice on home working, the neurotrauma and catastrophic injury teams, as with the wider firm, continue to operate as usual. They continue to be contactable at all times and progress new and existing matters on behalf of clients.

Phil Davison, head of personal injury at Sinton’s said: “Through our relationship with Day One, we have seen at first-hand the invaluable support they offer to patients and their families, at a time when they need it most. Their approach to offering bespoke and dedicated support to patients and their families during the most difficult of circumstances mirrors our own commitment to our clients.

“We are always keen to take up a challenge, particularly when it is for such a good cause. As a consequence, we are only too pleased to get behind the 7 Marathons in 7 Weeks initiative. When discussing the matter with colleagues however, it became apparent that we may be able to encourage more people to sponsor us if we agreed to do the whole challenge in 7 days, rather than 7 weeks. A number of us are keen cyclists and while traditionally we may have achieved at least some of our weekly target through cycling to and from work, in the current climate of home working, it will be a welcome opportunity to take our daily exercise. We look forward to saddling up and raising funds to support the vital work of Day One.”

Please click here if you would consider making a donation for this fantastic cause.


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