Charity to benefit as Yorkshire Law firm get ready for triathlon challenge

Law firms across North and East Yorkshire are taking part in a special Super Sprint Triathlon at Castle Howard this month to raise money for charity.

All law firms in the area covered by the Yorkshire Law Society are invited to enter relay teams for the Yorkshire Law Society Triathlon which will form part of the wider Castle Howard Triathlon on July 22.

The Yorkshire Law Society covers most of North and East Yorkshire and the firms that take part will help raise money for the Huntington’s Disease Association, the chosen charity of this year’s president, a partner at Harrowells Solicitors, Pamela Precious.

So far, teams from North and East Yorkshire firms of solicitors, Andrew Jackson, Burn & Co, Harrowells and Ware & Kay and barristers, Dere Street, have entered, with several more expected to do so before the Super Sprint Triathlon, which includes a 400m swim, a 23 km cycle ride and a four km run.

Teams that enter will  try to beat the president’s champion, family lawyer at Langleys, William Kaye, who has competed in triathlon at a high competitive level for many years.

 

Pamela Precious, a private client solicitor based at Harrowells’ Pocklington office, who became president of Yorkshire Law Society at an inauguration ceremony at Merchant Taylors’ Hall, York, in April, says: “I’ve known people with Huntington’s Disease. It is a terrible, debilitating illness and I’m pleased to be raising money for the Huntington’s Disease Association during my year in office.

“The Yorkshire Law Society Triathlon Challenge is great fun and a super family morning out. We look forward to welcoming as many law firms as possible who wish to enter, and their families, to raise money for this important charity and to continue the society’s participation in the Castle Howard Triathlon as started by Peter Kay of Ware & Kay during his year in office in 2016.”

Huntington’s Disease is an hereditary neurological illness which causes physical and mental awareness problems for suffers who usually develop the disease between the ages of 30 and 50.  Huntington’s Disease affects how the brain processes messages and means that those affected struggle to co-ordinate movements, thoughts, and emotions.

The Huntington’s Disease Association has branches in North and East Yorkshire, that offer support groups to people with the illness and their families and also help local people with the illness to buy specialist equipment or who are in financial hardship.

The charity’s specialist adviser for North and East Yorkshire, Lee Martin, says: “We are very grateful to Pamela Precious and all the firms of solicitors at Yorkshire Law Society taking part in this event for their support which will help those who suffer from Huntington’s Disease and raise awareness about the illness.”

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