Local solicitors’ firm walks the length of Britain – virtually

Tayside solicitors and estate agents firm Miller Hendry spent the month of September walking the length of Britain… virtually, that is.

Teams from Miller Hendry’s offices in Crieff and Dundee walked more than 900 miles – the same distance as John O’Groats to Land’s End – as part of The ARCHIE Foundation’s Virtual Challenge, which ran throughout the month of September. Money raised through sponsorship will go towards the Foundation and its programme of funding children’s hospitals in Tayside, Aberdeen and Inverness.

With Fitbits and pedometers at the ready, the two Miller Hendry teams of five amped up the challenge by competing against each other. The first team to complete the 962 miles – or 1,924,000 steps – was the Crieff team, which passed the milestone on Saturday September 24th raising £464.54. The Dundee team completed the distance on September 25th and raised £966.62.

One hundred and seventy-six teams entered the Virtual Challenge and more than £30,000 has been raised so far. Miller Hendry’s teams finished 8th and 9th respectively.

With three offices in Dundee, Perth and Crieff, Miller Hendry prides itself on its charity and community initiatives. Julie Darroch, associate with Miller Hendry’s Crieff office, said the Virtual Challenge was a way to not only raise funds for something local, but also to involve employees of all ages and abilities.

“Miller Hendry is always looking for ways to support local charities and the fact that The ARCHIE Foundation raises money locally for Tayside Children’s Hospital was a plus. But we were also looking for something we could get people of all ages and abilities involved in. You didn’t have to be able to go up a craggy cliff, you could do it while walking to work and around the office.

“Nobody stood still at Miller Hendry this month, especially with the challenge laid down to the two offices. A bit of healthy competition spurred us on to clock up even more miles.”

Sick children’s charity The Archie Foundation provides equipment, staff training and family support for in the north of Scotland.

For more information on Miller Hendry and its legal services visit www.millerhendrysolicitors.co.uk