Posted on 27th June 2017

Hel's Angels Take On It's a Knockout Challenge for St Teresa's Hospice

A few of the Latimer Hinks team taking part in the charity It's a Knockout as Hel's Angels
A few of the Latimer Hinks team taking part in the charity It's a Knockout as Hel's Angels

Latimer Hinks Solicitors is continuing its year of fundraising for St Teresa’s Hospice after entering a team in an It’s a Knockout-style event being held at Darlington’s Blackwell Meadows in aid of St Teresa’s Hospice.

Latimer Hinks’ team name is “Hel’s Angels” in honour of a colleague, Helen Thomas, who received support from the hospice prior to passing away from cancer in July 2016, aged 33.

The Darlington-based legal firm is raising the money as part of its 125th anniversary pledge to raise £10,000 for the hospice, which will culminate in a charity ball in November.

The It’s a Knockout event is organised to raise funds for St Teresa’s Hospice and sets corporate teams from across the area against each other on a challenging assault course inspired by the famous television show.

Natalie Palmer, Director at Latimer Hinks and member of Hel’s Angels, said: “Latimer Hinks is honoured to support St Teresa’s Hospice as part of our 125th anniversary celebrations.

“The It’s A Knockout event will be particularly poignant for us as July marks one year since Helen’s passing.

“The hospice does fantastic work with those with serious illnesses and their families. I know that Helen greatly appreciated the support she received and I’m sure she would be proud to see us contributing to the hospice’s success.”

Chief Executive of St Teresa’s Hospice Jane Bradshaw said: “It was a privilege to work with Helen and to get to know her during the many years Latimer Hinks have been supporting St Teresa’s Hospice. The team are honouring Helen’s memory, and her dedication to the charity, by fundraising this year.

“Taking part in our It’s a Knockout event will help to make a real difference to the lives of so many people across South Durham and North Yorkshire. I know the Latimer Hinks team is looking forward to returning again this year, and I wish them the best of luck for the challenge!”

If you wish sponsor Hel’s Angels please go to 

www.justgiving.com/fundraising/helsangelsknockout

Places are still available for the It’s a Knockout event, which takes place on Sunday 16th July. Anyone wishing to enter a team should contact the Hospice on 01325 254321 or at events@darlingtonhospice.org.uk. Spectators are welcome.

St Teresa’s Hospice is an independent charity that works to provide a number of hospice services to patients across South Durham and North Yorkshire. The hospice offers community hospice, day hospice and inpatient care in its new specially designed unit. Important services such as family support through to care and bereavement support for those a patient leaves behind are also on offer for those who are affected by a loved one facing terminal illness.