COLLECTIVE EFFORT Laura McMaster (left) of the Cripps charity committee receives a heartfelt thank you card from Sian Cooper, South-East Regional Fundraiser for the Teenage Cancer Trust

LAW firm Cripps has raised more than £17,000 for its 2017 charity of the year, the Teenage Cancer Trust, following a variety of fundraising efforts.

Staff from their offices in Tunbridge Wells and Kings Hill took part in a highly competitive Christmas bake-off judged by local celebrity chef Rosemary Shrager, a quiz night, and a ‘Tough Mudder’ five-mile mud and obstacle course.

One of the highlights of the collective effort was a Triathlon Challenge which saw employees cycling, swimming and running more than 7,000 miles.

Senior partner Clare Hyland said: “We are proud to have raised so much for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Every year our charity committee puts together a calendar of fundraising events, and this year has seen a number of new ideas.

“All of the events have been great fun, and we have really enjoyed working with the team at the Teenage Cancer Trust.”

The Trust provides life-changing care and support to young people living with cancer.

It has 28 specialist units across the UK, providing world-class facilities and a comforting environment for those in need.

Sian Cooper, South-East Reg-ional Fundraiser at the Teenage Cancer Trust, said: “We are so grateful to Cripps for raising such an incredible amount.

“For every young person we reach, there’s another one that we can’t.

“We want every young person with cancer to have access to specialist support, no matter where they live, and Cripps has helped us get that many steps closer to making this happen.”

A HUGE THANK YOU: Laura McMaster (left) of the Cripps charity committee receives a heartfelt thank you card from Sian Cooper, South-East Regional Fundraiser for the Teenage Cancer Trust