On Saturday 9th June staff from Rowlinsons Solicitors successfully walked the arduous 34 mile/55 kilometre Sandstone Trail in aid of OPAL Services in just one day. 25 people started the challenge from Whitchurch at 7:15am with the first finishers reaching the firms Frodsham office, 11 hours 30 minutes later at 6:45pm!
OPAL Services, Rowlinsons’ charity of the year in 2018, provide services for elderly people in Frodsham and the surrounding areas, many of whom are war heroes, that often get forgotten about. They aim to prevent loneliness and isolation by enabling those elderly people that have little or no family and friends to get out and socialise with others.
Rowlinsons set themselves an initial goal to raise £2,500 for this worthy cause but have managed to significantly exceed their objective. As the last walkers arrived home a very impressive £4,000 including gift aid had been raised with donations and pledges still being received.
Ilene Hoyle, OPAL Services said “On behalf of all of us at Opal Services, an enormous thank you to everyone at Rowlinsons Solicitors of Frodsham for undertaking the Sandstone Challenge for us. Your fabulous sponsorship will enable us to ensure that we can carry on working creatively with older local people across rural West Cheshire, enriching their lives and preventing loneliness. Thank you for your generosity.”
Donna Eland, a Director of Rowlinsons said “Thank you to my co-Directors, all of our staff and their friends and family who joined us and attempted this challenge. Importantly, a huge thank you to all of our kind sponsors. We have raised so much money for this great charity and we hope that the funds we have raised enable them to continue their excellent work in the local community and also helps raise their profile further. However we don’t want to stop raising funds, so please continue to support us in raising money for OPAL by following the link to our fundraising page https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/RowlinsonsSolicitors.”