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Law firm raises money for bereavement charity in Oxfordshire

JUMP DAY SMILES: Business Development Manager Rebecca Kashti and Intern Lawyer James Overton before taking their jumps for charity

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Hedges Law has raised over £2,000 for bereavement charity SeeSaw, its chosen charity of the year.

The latest fundraising effort undertaken by the law firm team saw business development manager Rebecca Kashti and trainee solicitor James Overton travel to Hinton Skydiving Center near Banbury, to complete a skydiving challenge.

Jumping from 10,000ft and free-falling at over 120mph, the pair originally planned to raise £400. However, thanks to the generosity of colleagues, friends, family and members of the public, they were eventually able to crush their initial goal by raising over £2,000.

SeeSaw is Hedges Law’s chosen Charity of the Year and a cause close to the team’s hearts. SeeSaw provides essential support to children, young people and their families across Oxfordshire, whether it is sudden or expected death, illness or accident, or for any other reason. SeeSaw believes that with appropriate and timely support, bereaved youth will be able to face the future with hope and fulfill their potential despite devastating loss.

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Speaking after the jump, Rebecca said: “SeeSaw is a fantastic local charity based in Oxfordshire, providing essential support to young members of the community and their families at a time of uncertainty, worry and sadness. Jumping from 13,000 feet was daunting, but it was worth knowing that we were doing what we could to help these families at a time when they are dealing with the loss of a loved one.

James added: “SeeSaw is our chosen charity of the year. They provide essential support services in the Oxfordshire community and are a cause the whole team truly believes in, helping to shape children’s lives. I really look forward to participating in other fundraising efforts later this year.

Another fundraiser at Hedges Law will take place later this year. In November, where Culture and Innovation Director Nicola Poole will travel to Africa to undertake the Sahara Trek, an expedition taking place in the Moroccan Sahara, covering approximately 50 km in temperatures of up to 40 degrees . Participants will cross ancient dry riverbeds, rocky sand dunes and vast sunny plains, stopping to sleep in tents at night.

Fundraising Manager Clare Mather Allkins said, “As a small charity, SeeSaw relies on the support of countless individuals, families, community groups, businesses and schools to continue. Fundraising is essential for SeeSaw so that we can continue to provide vital support to young people and their families, in the community. We greatly appreciate the money raised by Hedges Law and the fundraising efforts of everyone in the Oxfordshire area and beyond.

Hedges Law, a law firm run by an employee share trust, has business centers in Oxford, Wallingford, London and the Cotswolds. The team provides legal support to its clients in all aspects of their lives, including advice on family and property law, dispute resolution, as well as advice on wills, probate and inheritance planning.


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