Latimer Hinks Solicitors joined other local businesses to compete in St Teresa’s Hospice’s It’s a Knockout fun-filled fundraiser and raised an impressive £545.

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

The event was held at Darlington’s Blackwell Meadows on Sunday 16th July and set corporate teams from across the area against each other on a challenging assault course inspired by the famous television show.

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.   So far it is more than halfway towards its total.

Natalie Palmer, Director at Latimer Hinks and member of Hel’s Angels, said of the light-hearted competition: “The day was all about having fun with other local businesses who, like us, care about the services St Teresa’s provides for the local community.

“It was gorgeous weather and we were delighted to win one game, although we did eventually finish last!   All the teams competed in good spirits and for a wonderful cause; an opportunity to raise money and have fun at the same time. By continually raising money for this brilliant charity we feel we are doing something positive to remember our friend and colleague Helen.

“We are delighted to reach the halfway mark in our fundraising. It’s a Knockout was our 10th fundraising activity for St Teresa’s Hospice since January and we are eager to meet, and hopefully exceed our target to support the hospice and the remarkable work it does with those suffering from serious illnesses and their families. I know that Helen greatly appreciated the care she received and I’m sure she would be delighted to see us supporting the hospice.”