The two teams from Wansbroughs Solicitors that took part in the 2015 Jones Lang LaSalle Property Triathlon are still celebrating their success in the event which took place on 3rd July at Lake Dorney near Windsor.
The mixed teams had to swim 750 metres, then cycle 21km and finish with a 5k run and were competing against 200 other teams. Wansbroughs Team 1 finished in 13th place overall in with a combined time of 1:13:48, whilst Team 2 came 125th, but only 16 minutes behind Team 1 with a time of 1:29:48.
“Hot weather meant challenging conditions but we were all inspired by the fantastic cause we were raising money for,” commented Oliver Price, Partner at Wansbroughs and swimmer in Team 2.
Although this was a team relay event, special mention must be made for Josh Taylor, who ran for Team 1 and with a time of 17:46, was the fastest runner in the mixed relay race and third fastest overall.
Thank you so much to both teams – what a fantastic achievement!
The Y’s Men Club at Hanham Methodist Church have been busy raising funds for their nominated charities, of which Jemima’s Gift was one. Karen and Tim were delighted to attend their Sunday morning service to receive a cheque for £1117 and to tell them a little bit about Jemima’s Gift. We are so grateful for this gift and the potential to use it to change the life of a child or young person.
We have been invited to a Y’s Men’s Club dinner next year to give a longer talk about the charity. We are very much looking forward to this opportunity to share some of our story and the work that Jemima’s Gift has been able to do.
Here is Dominic trying out his new trike for the first time. Dominic’s occupational therapist, Rosalind, wrote to us to explain that he would really benefit from being able to cycle with his family at home and his friends at school and asking us for help. We are so pleased to have been able to provide this custom built tricycle, Dominic got to choose the colour which we think is great! The tricycle can be adjusted as Dominic grows and should last him years. We hope that you have lots of fun with it Dominic.
Ed Goodman is a sixth form student at Sheldon School in Chippenham and has been awarded a much coveted place in The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain. We are delighted to be sponsoring Ed to take up the place, which is a huge achievement.
He recently attended his first residential course and is pictured here with the whole band. We very much look forward to hearing more about his progress, very well done Ed!
We are thrilled to be sponsoring tennis coaching sessions by Give it Your Max at Calder House School this summer. You may remember that Jemima’s Gift has been providing funding for free places on coaching courses in three primary schools around the country. One of their coaches lives locally and knew of Jemima, so came up with the idea of doing some taster sessions at her school in Thickwood. It is lovely to know that her friends will be directly benefitting from one of her gifts and we do hope that they have loads of fun. And of course you never know, maybe we will find a champion in the making!
Great to find this article in the Wiltshire Gazette and Herald this evening;
Employees from Wansbroughs in Devizes taking part in the charity triathlon, from the left, Vanessa Kibble, Josh Taylor, Chris Ware, Michael Davies, Oliver Price and Nicola Peel.
“SOLICITORS from Devizes law firm Wansbroughs will be swapping suits for Lycra to take part in a triathlon next month to raise money for the Jemima’s Gift charity.
On July 3 six employees will travel to Eton Dorney, near Maidenhead, for the Jones Lang LaSalle Property event which comprises of a 750m swim, 21km bike ride followed by a 5km relay run.
Trainee solicitor Josh Taylor, who also runs for Team Bath AC, said: “We each do one leg of the triathlon in a relay and with two teams from the company there is quite a bit of rivalry.
“People say they have been training but I guess we will see on the day. It should be very interesting.”
The company is raising money for Jemima’s Gift set up by Tim Prees, a partner at Wansbroughs, whose daughter Jemima died following a skiing accident.
The charity provides opportunities for other children to reach their full potential in sports, the arts and learning activities.”
We are delighted by this support and wish both teams every success!
Many thanks to Kathryn and Mandy for including Jemima’s Gift in the fundraising at this event. Hope you have a great fun evening!