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Kitsons raise over £1,500 from charity challenge in memory of colleague, Mark

Posted by on July 18th 2018 in Kitsons News, Press Releases

On Saturday 14th July, staff at Devon law firm Kitsons took to the hills and successfully completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in aid of the British Heart Foundation and in memory of their friend and colleague, Mark Batten.

Three teams of walkers and one team of runners completed the 24 mile challenge in the soaring summer sun; which involved climbs and descents totalling 2,153 metres across Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in Yorkshire.

Mark, who was Chief Cashier at Kitsons, passed away suddenly in March 2014. He worked...

Charity Trustees – Talking to Carolyn Giles

Posted by on February 28th 2018 in Blog Posts

Charity Trustees – Talking to Carolyn Giles

Carolyn Giles is a Strategic HR Consultant with over 20 years experience across a range of sectors, including Charities, GP Practices, hospitality and social enterprises.  

Carolyn specialises in conducting HR investigations, some of which have been  within the Third Sector. Third Sector organisations benefit from Carolyn’s experience, as it means the impartiality of any investigation conducted cannot be called into question. Charities are under a high level of scrutiny from the public and government alike, so any decisions made need to be clearly evidenced and supported.

A big issue that Carolyn has seen emerging within the Third Sector is the lack...

Kitsons Christmas Quiz Raise £1000 for Local Charity

Posted by on December 22nd 2016 in Blog Posts

Kitsons Christmas Quiz Raise £1000 for Local Charity

For the sixth year in a row Businesses from across Torbay, Teignbridge and Exeter again came together for leading Devon law firm Kitsons Christmas Quiz held at the Palace Hotel Torquay on Wednesday 30th November. This year the Quiz raised £1000 for CHAD (Community for Handicapped and Disabled) at Jasmyn House.

100 local professionals competed for the coveted trophy. Teams were entered by accountants; Francis Clark, Bishop Fleming, Darnells and Peplows, bankers; Santander, HSBC and Lloyds Bank, property agents; Bettesworths and Waycotts, plus representatives from; Pavey Group, Croft Surveyors,...

Vegas or Bust - Day Three

Posted by on October 8th 2016 in Blog Posts

Kitsons Plymouth Partner Matthew Bryant and team ‘4 Morris’ in a Merc’, on day three as they travel around 1700 miles in aid of St Lukes Hospice Plymouth, for the Banger Rally Challenge.

Day Three (via Matthew Bryant):

Location: 20km outside Pamplona, France

Distance Travelled: approx 856 miles

Distance To Go: approx 844 miles

"Set off at 8am today and arrived at Messanges at 7.30pm. Climbed a big dune and made fools of ourselves (again) at the top. Too tired to party but raised, from fellow ralliers, 20 jigging...then slept.

Messanges to Pamplona via Biarritz and San Sebastian. Hilarious day. Did a jig in...

Vegas or Bust - Day Two

Posted by on October 6th 2016 in Blog Posts

Update from Kitsons Plymouth Partner Matthew Bryant and team ‘4 Morris’ in a Merc’, as they continue their 1700 miles in aid of St Lukes Hospice Plymouth and more, for the Banger Rally Challenge.

Day Two (via Matthew Bryant):

Location: La Rochelle, France

Distance Travelled: 425 miles

Distance To Go: 1275 miles

"Day 1 completed. Calm ferry crossing last night and 7am start this morning, with everyone in good spirits.

Me Morris, Morris and Morris did well in the challenges - highlight was probably the rendition of Dancing Queen - top marks for that one.

Selling photo opportunities in the bar raised us a total...

Rowcroft Hospice Sleep Walk 2016

Posted by on July 19th 2016 in Kitsons News

Kitsons Solicitors were proud sponsors of this year's Rowcroft Hospice Sleep Walk 2016. 

More than 1,800 ladies aged ten and over took part in the choice of five or ten mile night walks on Saturday 9 July. The money raised from the Sleep Walk helps this fantastic charity which is committed to helping its patients make the most of every moment. 

It's always a pleasure to be a part of this great local charity and we are very pleased to hear that Rowcroft may exceed £1 million in donations this year. Well done to everyone involved. 

St Luke's Hospice Make a Will Week

Posted by on May 11th 2016 in Blog Posts, Private Client

Kitsons are participating in the St Luke’s Hospice Make a Will Week which is running from Monday 16th to Friday 20th May 2016.  Marjorie Creek, one of our private client solicitors and a former palliative care nurse at St Luke’s, is giving her time free of charge to update or write Wills, in return for a donation to St Luke’s in support of her former colleagues.

Last year the Make a Will Week raised £10,000 for St Luke’s. That’s enough in one week to provide specialist care to 10 people at home, giving them access to a variety of care including...

The National Three Peaks Challenge

Posted by on September 3rd 2015 in Blog Posts

Following on from the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in July, Joel Derman, Craig Roberts and Charlie Siegle from Kitsons took on the National Three Peaks challenge on the 15th of August, with the aim of climbing Ben Nevis, Sca Fell Pike and Snowdon in under 24 hours. At 3am in complete darkness at Sca Fell Pike wearing head torches and with steep steps seemingly rising forever they had their doubts that they could complete the challenge. Joel and Charlie almost cracked. Craig just carried on untroubled, living up to his “terminator” nickname.

In the end they made it off Sca Fell...

Rowcroft Sleep Walk 2015

Posted by on July 1st 2015 in Kitsons News

Kitsons Solicitors are t-shirt sponsors for this years Rowcroft Sleep Walk, taking place on the 11th of July. Rowcroft Hospice specialise in cancer research, supporting not only cancer sufferers but their families too.

Five staff members; Hilary Conte, Judy Vaughan, Louise Evers, Amanda White and Janice Keightley will be trekking the 10 mile route in aid of the charity.

If you would like to donate, then please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/Kitsons-LLP-Solicitors - any amount will be greatly appreciated.

Miles for Mark - Third Training Walk: Red Lake

Posted by on June 3rd 2015 in Blog Posts

As the Miles for Mark challenge gets ever closer, a small group took to the hills yet again to get some much needed training.

From Ivybridge Station, they set off in pursuit of building fitness and strength for the big event in just over a months time.

Walking a total of 18.4 miles and in a very impressive 5 hours and 45 minutes, they looped around Red Lake and back.

Of course this is all for one reason, that being to raise as much money as possible for Diabetes UK.

If you'd like to donate and read further into our challenge, then please visit:

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