Young lawyers at Sintons complete the Three Peaks Challenge to raise funds for Daft as a Brush


A group of young lawyers at law firm Sintons battled the elements to complete the Three Peaks Challenge to raise vital funds for a regional cancer charity.

The trainee group at Newcastle-based Sintons have so far raised over £3,500 through scaling Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Mount Snowdon, a combined height of 3,408 metres.

The group – which comprises six trainee solicitors and two solicitor apprentices – battled adverse weather conditions during their trek, including severe snow and fog which prevented them reaching the summit of Ben Nevis.

To date, over £3,500 has been collected for Daft as a Brush Cancer Care, Sintons’ staff charity, to move closer to the firm’s overall goal of raising £25,000 to purchase a new ambulance.

Sintons donated a further £1,150 to the trainees’ efforts to finance the transport costs of their expedition.

The trainee group – Tessa Carr, Ed Forshaw, Andrew Noble, Laura Tennet, Jonathan Tutu, Emelie Vardon and apprentices Leah Greenwell and Nathan Johnson – has gained a reputation for its extreme challenges, and last year completed the 150-mile Coast to Coast cycle challenge, raising £3,000 for charity.

They organise various other initiatives throughout the year to raise further funds for Daft as a Brush, including firm-wide bingo, dress down days and bake sales.

Tessa Carr said: “Before doing this Three Peaks Challenge I had never worn a pair of walking boots, so this was a big personal challenge for me. It was a brilliant thing to do as a group and it definitely helps to strengthen our relationship as a team both personally and professionally.”

Laura Tennet, who has now qualified as a solicitor and will leave the trainee group, said: “We really did battle the elements during our trek, and while we were unable to reach the top of Ben Nevis – we were only about 100 metres away – the extreme weather meant it was impossible. It was a fantastic and very memorable experience and we are delighted with our fundraising total so far. This will be my last challenge as part of the trainee group, so it is great to go out on a high.”

Mark Quigley, managing partner of Sintons, said: “We are very fortunate to have such a dynamic and vibrant trainee group, who are keen to challenge and push themselves both inside and outside of the office. The Three Peaks Challenge was another feat very much outside the comfort zones of many of our trainee group, but that makes their achievement all the more impressive, and to raise over £3,500 for our staff charity in the process is fantastic.

“I congratulate them on their latest successful ‘trainee challenge’ and am eager to find out what they have in mind next.”


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