On 2 October 2022, a team of 8 runners from Hugh James were part of the 25,000 people who took part in the Cardiff Half Marathon. Our aim this year was to fund raise £1,000 for Headway Cardiff and South East Wales.
Headway Cardiff and South East Wales is a charity which is close to our hearts as many of our clients see the charity as a lifeline after brain injury. As specialist brain injury solicitors, we represent clients who have sustained life changing brain injuries through no fault of their own. We support families for many years throughout the litigation and for those clients who lack capacity to manage their financial affairs, our Court of Protection team continue to provide daily support to clients and families.
Through the work we do to support our clients, we know of the devastating effect that brain injury can have upon individuals and loved ones. During the last few years and since the pandemic, Headway Cardiff, and South East Wales, like many other charities, has struggled to fundraise and so we wanted to do our bit to help such a wonderful charity that provides incredible support to families across South Wales.
Cari Sowden-Taylor, Charlotte Fletcher, Joy Davies, Anu Manda, Carlos Land, Ellis Meade, Gareth Wisdom and Robert Cave (from the Hugh James Neurolaw, Court of Protection, Wills & Property teams) took part in the challenge and were delighted to raise over £1,400!
The forecast for the event was torrential rain and as we were getting breakfast fuel down us, it was showing no sign of letting up! So, ponchos and bin bags were fashioned to give us some relief from the wet weather; but as the start time of 10 am approached, the rain dried up and we were blessed with surprising blue skies and sunshine!
We met for a team photo before finding our relevant starting pens and enjoyed the build up outside Cardiff Castle.
The atmosphere was electric the whole 13.1 miles round, with thousands of spectators cheering, handing out sweets and some incredible bands brought upbeat music to the ears of the runners.
The HJ team did incredibly well and were proud to receive their medals at the end of the race.
We’d like to thank everyone who kindly sponsored us and to all the volunteers on the day who ensured that the race was extremely well organised.