Edinburgh lawyers take on Captain Tom 100 Challenge

Staff at Balfour+Manson took on a range of challenges focused on the number 100 to raise cash for their charity partners Heath In Mind.

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Inspired by the legacy of Captain Sir Tom Moore, lawyers did 100 laps of their gardens and ran up 100 flights of stairs, while one told 100 jokes online and another danced for 100 minutes.

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Their efforts have raised over £1200 for Health in Mind, a Scottish-based mental health charity which celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2022.

Staff at legal firm Balfour+Manson took on a range of challenges for charity.

Stephanie Zak, a company partner who heads up Balfour+Manson's Corporate Social Responsibility Committee said the challenge was a brilliant start to their fundraising year.

She said: "It was an amazing weekend effort by the firm for #CaptainTom100 - and a brilliant start to our fundraising year. As restrictions ease, we will do more team fundraising activities.

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“They are a great way to promote positive mental health by bringing work colleagues together in shared, fun activities, as well as supporting and raising awareness for good causes.

"We’re absolutely delighted to be working with Health in Mind, which has supported people with mental health issues for almost four decades.

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“The challenges of Covid-19 lockdowns had enormous impacts on everyone’s mental health. Everyone has been affected differently and organisations like Health in Mind can provide the specific support individuals need.”

Health in Mind’s Lauren Hill said: “As a local charity, we rely on support and donations from businesses like Balfour + Manson LLP to allow us to continue promoting and supporting positive mental health and Wellbeing within communities in Scotland. We are thrilled to have been chosen as Balfour + Manson Charity of the Year.”

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