Posted on 6th August 2016

Latimer Hinks Raises Funds for St Teresa's Hospice via It's a Knockout!

Left to right: Some of the Latimer Hinks It's a Knockout Team - Hollie Catt, Joanne Gilligan, Laura Richardson, Abigail Noone, Jess Beckham, Andrea Tobin
Left to right: Some of the team - Hollie Catt, Joanne Gilligan, Laura Richardson, Abigail Noone, Jess Beckham, Andrea Tobin

Latimer Hinks Solicitors staff have raised more than £1,000 for St Teresa’s Hospice in honour of their friend and colleague Helen Thomas who sadly passed away from cancer at the age of 33 in July. Helen was a solicitor at Latimer Hinks and a much loved member of the team.

The Darlington-based law firm took part in St Teresa’s It’s a Knockout Challenge in Darlington on the 31 July under the team name "Hel’s Angels” .

Natalie Palmer, director at Latimer Hinks, who took part in the fundraising event, said "It was a real honour to take part in the Challenge for Helen. It was particularly poignant because Helen’s final days were spent at St Teresa’s and their help and support to Helen and her family throughout her illness were invaluable. It was Helen’s wish to make St Teresa’s new Inpatient Unit the best it could be and we hope that by raising these funds we have made a small contribution towards making this happen”.

The It’s a Knockout event which was organised to raise funds for St Teresa’s Hospice sets corporate teams from across the area against each other on a challenging assault course.

Natalie continued, "We would really like to thank all the people who supported us with sponsorship and those who came to support us on the day. Ten teams entered the event and although we did not win, we did manage to raise over £1,000 for a fantastic cause and we had a lot of fun in the process”.

If you wish to make a donation please go to https://profile.justgiving.com/latimerhinks

Helen Thomas: March 7th 1983 - July 4th 2016