Haslers’ ‘Taxmaniacs’ raise hundreds by completing 100km Thames challenge

Haslers’ ‘Taxmaniacs’ raise hundreds by completing 100km Thames challenge

A group of tax specialists from Haslers Chartered Accountants have walked 100km to raise money for St. Clare Hospice.

Meg Abery, Joelle Ewen and Charlotte Keel each took part in a 100km walk along the length of the Thames to raise money for the hospice located in Hastingwood, Essex.

They joined hundreds of walkers for the annual event, which challenges individuals to cover the monumental distance 100km on foot from Putney Bridge to Henley.

Both Meg and Joelle completed the walk, while Charlotte had to pull out due to an injury. Thanks to their fantastic effort the team has raised more than £1,600 with gift aid for the hospice, which cares for people with life-limiting conditions.

Speaking about their participation in the event, Meg said: “The reason I took in the challenge was to raise money for the charity in memory of my grandad who passed away earlier this year.

“We found the first day hard and by the second day I am not sure know how we did it, but we did. It felt like a dream when we crossed the finish line. We cried, we laughed, we struggled but it has brought us all much closer together. I want to say a huge thank you to the girls and all of those that have supported us.”

Charlotte commented “I think the challenge was enjoyable for the first 10KM, then it was really difficult after that. I am glad the money is going to a charity which does amazing work for deserving people”.

Joelle comments “I have never experienced anything like the 100KM Challenge before, it is one of the hardest challenges I have participated in. When I crossed the finish line, it was the best feeling knowing we had raised such a big amount of money for a local charity that provides such great support”.

Jon O’Shea, Chairman at Haslers Chartered Accountants, said: “On behalf of all the staff at Haslers I would like to congratulate the Taxmaniacs on completing this tough walk and raising so much money for St Clare Hospice. They showed a lot of determination in crossing the finish line and are fantastic ambassadors for our firm.”

The Taxmaniacs participated in the Colour Run UK last year, managing to raise £1,245 for the firm’s in-house charity, the Haslers Foundation, which has since been donated to the Dream Factory – a cause which is committed to making the dreams of terminally ill children come true.

If you would like to donate to the Taxmaniacs fundraising campaign, please click to visit the donations website.

Haslers’ ‘Taxmaniacs’ raise hundreds by completing 100km Thames challenge