Date published: 07 December 2021 by Amber Hemming
Rainbow Trust is thrilled to have received a £5,000 match fund donation from established London law firm Harbottle & Lewis.
This surprise donation follows the joint achievement of Harbottle & Lewis employees, Alexa Collis and Sara Khadraoui, completing the London Marathon on 3 October 2021. Representing Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, the pair were finally able to run the marathon after it was postponed due to COVID-19 last April (which resulted in an extra few months of training!).
Sarah Lazarides, partner and head of Harbottle & Lewis’s social & charity committee said:
“It’s great to see Alexa’s and Sara’s fantastic achievement in completing the London Marathon earlier this year – it’s certainly no mean feat! Between them they raised an impressive amount for the Rainbow Trust and I’m also delighted that Harbottle & Lewis could match the funds raised, by donating an additional £5,000. A great result all round!”
As their current charity partner Harbottle & Lewis have already raised over £12,000 for Rainbow Trust in their first year of partnership. As well as their London Marathon participants, the team have also been very busy taking on other sporting activities such as a staff rounders match this summer and are currently taking on a virtual trek to the North Pole from their office headquarters. That’s a collective 4280km target to reach by Christmas!
Rumour Giles, Corporate and Community Fundraiser, explained why we are so grateful to have them as a Charity Partner:
“To be able to work closely with and get to know the staff at Harbottle & Lewis over an extended period of time and help them achieve their fundraising aspirations is really incredible. Their commitment to our cause is inspiring and we love that they have been able to fundraise creatively throughout the pandemic. We are lucky to have their support for another year in 2022!”
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