WHETHER IT is zooming down a Welsh mountain on a zip wire at 100mph, or walking up Snowdon, teams from Oldham law firm Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers have really taken the plunge for charity.
Thanks to the generosity of clients and friends the team smashed their £1,000 target for the Action Oldham Fund as part of the Mayor of Oldham’s zip wire challenge.
Karen Piontek, one of the daring solicitors, said: “It was such an exhilarating feeling to be flung at 100mph with only a wire to suspend us as we hung across the hills and hurtled to the valley floor!
“It was all in aid of charity and so as we screamed and swore our way down the zipwire we reminded ourselves of the good work we were doing.
“Well done to everyone who took part and thanks to Clare Taylor from Action Oldham who spurred us into action.”
A team of 14 from the company also scaled Snowden – the highest mountain in Wales at 1,085 metres above sea level – to raise around another £1,000 for the charity.
“It was great being up early in the hills of beautiful Snowdonia, said business development manager, Suzanne Wright.
“Seeing the amazing view made the aching calves worthwhile and big thanks to clients, friends and family for supporting us all.”
In addition, the solicitors handed over another cheque for £800 to Action Oldham for donations raised as a result of their conveyancing initiative.
For this, they pledged to donate £1 for every house transaction and £2 for every commercial premises transaction they handled in Oldham from April 2016-17.
The £3,000 raised overall will support a range of Action Oldham’s community activities, from projects assisting disadvantaged young people and those with learning disabilities through to helping isolated older people.