On Saturday 12 February, a team of eight walkers from Ramsdens Solicitors Holmfirth office took on the challenge of walking 23-miles across Kirklees in the Garden of Eden Tour.
The walk was held in aid of 6-year old Eden Smith, who is battling neuroblastoma, a condition which affects around 100 children each year in the UK. Eden and her family are currently fundraising to send Eden to New York for clinical trial treatment and need to raise in the region of £300,000.
The walk, which began and ended at Scholes Cricket Club, was tough both physical and mentally, with the added challenge of strong winds and rain not making it any easier on the team, however they managed overcome the challenges and complete the walk in just over 7-hours with around 400 other walkers.
Lauren England, Junior Conveyancing Assistant commented: “It was certainly tough, especially due to the adverse weather conditions. We kept in good spirits though and kept each other laughing and smiling throughout the day. The feeling of getting back to Scholes Cricket Club and seeing Eden’s family there made it all totally worth it. It was so nice to see a community come together for the same cause, cars were beeping us, the public were cheering us on, it was just great.”
Diana Walker, Conveyancing Partner added: “I just want to say I am so proud of everyone in our team for what we achieved. It was brutal conditions at times, but we made it and have raised over £2,134 (absolutely smashing our original target of £1,000). Just brilliant.”
Walkers included: Diana Walker, Kara Livesy, Lauren England, Ammaarah Ali, Sam Farrar, Sarah Harrop, Veronica Mullins and Olivia Bancroft.
Turning Kirklees Pink for Eden will be the next fundraising event organised by the family and will be held on Thursday 10 March, Eden’s birthday. For more information on how you can get involved visit the charities dedicated Instagram page @edens_army_.
For more information and to donate to the family’s cause please visit their Just Giving page – https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/eden.