We are taking part in the ‘QS Distance Challenge for Barnardo’s’, an initiative that will see staff across the UK’s QualitySolicitors network and Barnardo’s unite in an attempt to cover 2,300 miles.

Our team will be running, swimming and cycling as employees across both organisations collectively cover a total of 2,300 miles by the end of the month.

The target has been set at 2,300 miles as this is the overall distance from QualitySolicitors Leicester head office to Barnardo’s headquarters in Ilford, Essex via every one of the high street law firms in the QualitySolicitors network; from Newton Abbott, in the south to Aberdeen in the north.

The challenge is the latest initiative in what has been a five year partnership between QualitySolicitors & Barnardo’s, which was established to enable Barnardo’s supporters and QualitySolicitors’ clients intending to remember the charity in their Wills, to do so without charge.

Gifts in Wills account for half of the money donated to Barnardo’s by the public and provide vital funds to deliver services for disadvantaged children across the UK, in areas such as leaving care and child sexual exploitation.

To date, more than 2,000 scheme participants have chosen to leave a legacy to Barnardo’s in their Wills to date, helping to ensure that vulnerable children who will need Barnardo’s support in the future, will have someone to turn to.

We hope the people of the Wirral get behind us in this challenge.