April 17, 2012
-- Will Higgs company director for Cascade Plymouth was keen to talk to us about Wolferstans law firm who are celebrating their 200 anniversary this year and to celebrate have decided to run a half marathon. “Its not often we hear of this type of news about law firms but I think this is a great achievement for Wolferstans practice. Choosing to celebrate their 200 years as a law firm by running a marathon for charity is a great boost for their image.” said Cascade.
A top athletics coach is helping the city law firm, who are celebrating their 200th anniversary get on track for the Plymouth Half Marathon. Chris Menlove-Platt is mentoring a team of runners from Wolferstans ahead of the 13.1mile run on June 3. Employment law specialist and race participant Eoin Fowell said between high kicks and sprints: "He's giving us a beasting. I didn't expect this – and this is just the warm-up." Some of the Wolferstans team are regular runners and some haven't donned their running shoes since leaving school. “Its clear to see that they are committed to this race, getting into shape with an athletic coach in order to prepare just shows how far their willing to go.” Said Will Higgs
“They are not beginners – they are in the early stages of preparing for a half-marathon."
Chris said. A lot of people in training end up injured, so if you can learn proper techniques at the beginning then that's much better." Sophie Critchley, 23, a paralegal at the law firm, hasn't run since school, but is pressing on with preparations. "I'm not very sporty," she said."I've not run a marathon before. I signed up because it's a big thing for Wolferstans and it's good to get involved." Cascade Plymouth said “Preparing for any race can be hard half marathon or not. I know too many a half marathon may sound like a breeze but some of the people running this race have got to be well up in age to be put through a rigorous training programme like this if that’s not dedication I don’t know what is.”
Wolferstans celebrates its 200th year in 2012 and the firm is part of the way through an extraordinary fund-raising anniversary year, with the aim of donating £2012 every month to a charity associated with Plymouth. Will Higgs of Cascade say’s “This is such a generous donation £2012 every month to a different charity in Plymouth can make such a big difference we at Cascade applaud Wolferstans and wish them all the luck with their race.” Rebecca Tamblin, Wolferstans marketing executive, said: "Not many firms can say they've been around for 200 years. The reason we're doing this is to give back to the community. Plymouth is our home and that's why we want to give something back."One of the ways the firm is fund-raising is by participating in the Plymouth Half Marathon."The race is a centrepiece of our fund-raising,"
added Eoin." When you have clients volunteering to do the run for our project, it makes you so glad to do this. Plus it really is a good way of team-building internally. Everybody is motivated to raise money and get fit doing it."http://www.thisisplymouth.co.uk/
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Newly formed in October 2011 to service a growing demand in the business development sector, Cascade offers a system of unique direct marketing solutions.