Law

Published: June 21, 2022 | Updated: June 22, 2022

Lawyers raise £5,500 for former soldiers and their families after tackling 100km challenge

Conor Maher (front left) and Will Dooley (front right) with walkers, Ellis Jones Managing Partner Nigel Smith (centre back) and ABF The Soldiers Charity Regional Assistant Philip Hutchens (fourth from left) and Dorset Chairman Brigadier Donald Wilson (second right).
By Andrew Diprose, editor

Determined lawyers hit the Jurassic Coast to raise £5,500 for former soldiers and their families.

The 12-strong team from Ellis Jones Solicitors tackled the 100km Jurassic Coast Challenge in aid of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.

Now they have presented the proceeds from the gruelling trek – from Corfe Castle to Bridport – in a ceremony at the law firm’s Bournemouth offices.

Senior Associate Solicitor Will Dooley, who was joint team captain with Solicitor Conor Maher, said: “Our thanks go to everyone who supported us in aid of such a worthy cause.

“Many former servicemen and their families have incredible mountains to climb so every penny counts for the ABF The Soldiers’ Charity so it can provide assistance when it is most needed.”

Conor said: “The trek was pretty gruelling at times with some challenging inclines but the amazing views more than made up for it.

“Well done to everyone who took part and raised such a tremendous amount.”

Will, Conor and the walkers were joined by Ellis Jones Managing Partner Nigel Smith for the presentation to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity Regional Assistant Philip Hutchens and Dorset Chairman Brigadier Donald Wilson.

Ellis Jones supported the team with training sessions, kit, supplies and registration fees.

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is the Army’s national charity, helping past and present soldiers and their families when they are in need.

The Jurassic Coast Challenge was organised by Action Challenge as part of its Ultra Challenge Series.

Ellis Jones has five offices in Bournemouth, Canford Cliffs (Poole), Ringwood, Swanage and Wimborne as well as London.