A GROUP of employees from Ashton KCJ solicitors, which has offices in Bury St Edmunds and Thetford, have been designing team togas and starting to fund-raise for this year’s Girls Night Out.
A team of 10 of the firm’s employees will don togas, laurels and a sprinkling of gold to walk through the streets of Bury St Edmunds and raise money for St Nicholas Hospice Care.
Mary Porch, business development adviser at Ashton KCJ, said: “We are delighted to be able to support this event for the fourth year running and now that we have two Bury offices rather than one it’s even more important for us to be involved in things that benefit the local community.”
Mary said the team members were all very enthusiastic about the event and had been planning the designs of their togas, even considering having iron-on-transfers bearing the company’s name.
She said: “It does generate a good team atmosphere and I think people throw themselves into the event.”
Ashton KCJ’s employees have demonstrated that anyone can get involved in raising money for the charity.
Nanette Cox, who volunteers at St Nicholas Hospice Care, is unable to take part in the event due to an injury so she has taken a leading role in organising the team and will be at the finish line to congratulate them.
Jenny Baskett, events and challenges fund-raiser at St Nicholas Hospice Care, said: “Girls Night Out is a great event for teams to sign up for.
“In addition to planning your goddess-themed outfits together, you could fund-raise as a team instead of just getting sponsorship and also go for team training walks during your lunch hour.”
Girls Night Out is St Nicholas Hospice Care’s biggest fund-raiser of the year. Last year 700 women took part and this year they plan for it to be bigger and better than ever.
The hospice hopes to have more than a 1,000 women signed up to set out on either the six or 11.1 mile walk from Angel Hill on September 15.
So far, more than 600 women have signed up to take part in the event and today the team will hold a blitz in Bury to drive them towards their sign-up target.