Posted Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 06:50
Trying to prove that ten legs are better than two, five solicitors will be attempting the Great Manchester Run joined together in a giant caterpillar costume on Sunday.
Charlotte Brinsley, a trainee solicitor at Manchester’s Russell Jones & Walker and trustee of charity Helping Uganda Schools (HUGS), will be attempting the 10km city centre run with four of her colleagues.
Trust and estates executive Danny Wilkins will be leading from the front as pacemaker, whilst Catherine Smith, Helen Maguire, Laura Jackson and Charlotte will be endeavouring to keep up.
Tracey Graham, head of personal injury at RJW, said: “We’re all behind our fantastic fundraisers – figuratively speaking of course, we won’t be attached! We wish them all the best and hope they’ll avoid turning into a chrysalis ahead of work on Monday!”
The funds raised, which so far stand at £1,116, will be used to support the building of schools across areas of rural Uganda, HUGS was established in 1995 and has since raised over £500,000 for its cause and has helped more than 1,000 children into school-based education.
Miss Brinsley, who became involved with the project after visiting a Ugandan school first-hand, claimed that when charity is involved she feels the need to work that little bit harder.
She said: “I believe the only way out poverty is through education, and that is the whole ethos of the charity.
“It also takes no overheads, which means that every bit of financial aid goes to those who need it.”
With regards to the choice of costume, Ms Brinsley explained: “A caterpillar seemed like a perfect option, especially as it also suggests the teamwork which goes into all HUGS fundraising.”
TEN BETTER THAN TWO: Manchester runners raise money for HUGS