Owen White have a ‘Knock-out’ time at charity fundraising event

Owen White have a ‘Knock-out’ time at charity fundraising event

L to R: Alicia West, Kelly Van Der Watt, Catherine Morris, Ewan Gadsden, Ceyda Sam, Lynsey Smith, Victoria Eustace


Members of staff from all departments of Owen White took part in a fundraising event for the Sue Ryder Nettlebed Hospice, in

Henley on Thames at the weekend.

Directors of the firm sponsored the Owen White team to enter the ‘It’s a Knockout Team Challenge’, which goes to help fund the hospice’s £9,000 a day running costs which include £135 a day to fund a specialist nurse.

The seven-strong group who called themselves ‘Team Incapables’, spent over 2 hours battling against other corporate teams, taking on various challenges to reach their eventual position as 6th out of 10 on the day.

Associate Director Lynsey Smith explained the incongruity between the team’s name and their t-shirts,

‘Yes, we were supposed to be wearing The Incredibles t-shirts but we found Super Mario ones we preferred and changed our minds!’

Owen White’s directors also turned out in force, watching the team as they faced each challenge, handing out bottles of water and shouting encouragement (and tactics!) as the team slipped and slid over, under and around the course, on one of the hottest days of the year.

Commenting on the day team member, Solicitor Alicia West said;

‘It was a beautiful day and The Incapables were ready and raring to go to try win the team spirit award. The hardest task was definitely having to dress up in a fishing suit and catch toys thrown by my team mates. It was extremely hot but still, Ewan and I got stuck in and when the 5 minutes were up, we felt like we had been sitting in a sauna.’

Associate Victoria Eustace said,

‘It was good fun but very hot! Watching everyone dressed as sumo wrestlers was a highlight.’

Trainee Solicitor Ceyda Sam agreed,

‘It was a great day; we worked well as a team and had lots of fun completing the challenges, even though some were definitely a lot harder than they looked. I am glad that we were able to take part and help raise money for Sue Ryder.’

Trainee Solicitor Catherine Morris said,

‘The obstacles were a lot of fun although some of them were pretty tough. Overall, the day was brilliant and raised money for a fantastic cause.’

Ewan Gadsden, Solicitor, reflected on the team’s strong points,

‘We came first or second in all the tasks involving a costume, so this was clearly our speciality.’

Lynsey Smith summed up the day,

‘It was a brilliant fun day and as usual a fun competitive team spirit from the OW team who took part. Thanks to the directors for coming down to support the team and sponsoring us to enter the challenge. We did particularly well in the challenge wearing the glamourous sumo suits, where we came first.’

If you would like to make a donation to the Sue Ryder Nettlebed Hospice you can do so via their website: http://www.sueryder.org/donate

ENDS                                                                                                                                                     MAY 2018

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