Law firm takes to the hills for charity

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AN ANGUS law firm will be taking on an endurance challenge to raise money for cancer.

Thorntons have entered a team into the annual Maggie’s Monster Hike and Bike challenge on May 6 and 7, a 72-mile romp through the Scottish Highlands.

The team will feature a few local faces, including Gordon McBean, a partner in the litigation department, partner Ewan Miller and Oonagh Webster, director of office services, who are all from Monifieth and Broughty Ferry.

To help their fund-raising effort, well-known Broughty Ferry based artist Jack Knox has donated a painting, currently on display in the Yeaman Shore office, Dundee,

Tickets are £10 and the raffle draw will be held shortly before the Hike and Bike Challenge weekend.

Thorntons has raised over £36,000 for Maggie’s Cancer Care, and this year the team is led by joint managing partner Craig Nicol.

He said: “Maggie’s is a fantastic charity and the team immediately jumped at the chance to get involved with the Monster Bike and Hike challenge again.

“We are also extremely grateful to Jack for donating this lovely painting to start us on our fundraising campaign.

“We are hoping to raise £6,500 and will be hosting a range of events over the next few months to help us reach that target.”

The 13-strong crew will begin their journey at Neptune’s Staircase, three miles northwest of Fort William, on May 5 and will cycle the 31.5 miles to Fort Augustus.

Once there, they will switch their bikes for boots and hike 41.2 miles to Inverness. The challenge should take approximately 22 hours.

For more information on the event visit www.maggiescentres.org/monster.