Local law firm Edward Hands and Lewis went back to school this Friday to raise money for Children In Need.
The firm, who have offices in Leicester, Loughborough, Market Harborough, Stoney Stanton and Melbourne, dressed up in their school uniforms and took part in a number of school activities to raise money for the cause.
Across all sites there were egg and spoon races, pop quizzes with forfeits for incorrect answers, hopscotch and a tuck shop.
Each site was assigned a teacher to keep the pupils in order for the day.
Lindsey Dewart, Practice Manager and teacher for the day at the Melbourne site, said: “It’s been a really successful day, and we’ve had a lot of fun taking part in all the different activities our social committee planned for us, and most importantly we’ve raised money for a great cause.”
The firm have undertaken a wide range of fundraising activities over the year for their chosen charity LOROS, with four of the male members of staff currently taking part in Movember. The reason they chose LOROS was because the death of a former colleague, Marian Harding, inspired them to get involved. They aim to raise up to £32,000 for the cause.
Although they do not have a specific funding target for today, Edward Hands and Lewis are proud to be joining in the rest of the country in raising money for Pudsey. Paul Stubbs, Managing Director, said: “As a firm we do a lot for our chosen charity and for other charities throughout the year. It’s important to us to give back to the community and to support these causes, not least because some of them have particular significance to us. We’ve had a great day and raised lots of money for Children in Need.”