East Lancs solicitors don pink tutus to raise money for Katy trust

Steele Ford Newton solicitors in their fancy dress costumes

Steele Ford Newton solicitors in their fancy dress costumes

First published in News Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter

FOUR of East Lancashire’s best-known solicitors were in the pink as they ran from Bacup to Burnley dressed as fairies.

This wasn’t so much of a stretch for one of the intrepid quartet, Krystal Savoie.

But Nick Cassidy, Ben Leech and Lee Hammond certainly turned heads as the tutu-clad team from Steele, Ford & Newton pounded the pavements for the Katy Holmes Trust.

The charity was established in memory of 10-year-old Katy, from Penwortham, who died of a paediatric brain tumour in January 2012 and funds research into possible cures. Mr Cassidy, an SFN director, said: “One of the firm’s partners, Mark Irlam, was asked to be a judge for the Lancashire Business Awards.

“While on the panel, a fellow judge told him about the charity and the staff at Steele, Ford & Newton wanted to get involved.

Combined with a coffee morning staged by staff from the Nelson office, the nine-mile plus run between their offices in Bacup and Burnley town centre, nearly £480 has been generated.

“Katy was a massive Disney fan and so we dressed as characters in her memory, “ added Mr Cassidy.

Staff at the firm’s Nelson office also staged a coffee morning and on Sunday, September 6, an SFN team will be entered into an It’s A Knockout event, staged by the trust, in Preston.

Donations can be made to an online fundraising page – www.justgiving.com/Mark-Irlam1 – and there are plans for further activities in future.

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