To celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III and raise money for our charity of choice, Demelza, a team from CooperBurnett LLP has signed up to take part in a challenging ultra-marathon event – the Dulux Race To The King.

The brave team members who are taking part are Partners Victoria Sampson, Joseph Oates, Gemma Gillespie and Sarah Strong; Head of Accounts, Gareth Warner; Associate Solicitor, Ayla Clissold; and PA to our Commercial Property Team, Hannah Mashford.

The event, which will involve covering 100km – the distance of two ultra-marathons! – will take place on a route steeped in history, where our team will follow in the paths of kings. They will head off from Goodwood and take in the Monarch’s Way to the ancient coastal village of Bosham, on to the mighty Arundel Castle and back to Goodwood.

Incredibly, Ayla has opted to run the entire 100km in just one day, while Sarah and Hannah will be walking the course in one day. In the meantime, Victoria, Joseph, Gemma and Gareth will be completing it over two consecutive days (Saturday 17 June and Sunday 18 June).

“Some might argue that those of us tackling it in two days are getting off lightly – but I disagree!,” says Victoria. “We will be camping out in the wilds on the Saturday night – with no hot bath, massages or any luxuries at all – and getting up to face 50km all over again!”

CooperBurnett will be raising money for the children’s hospice charity, Demelza – which delivers extraordinary care to extraordinary children who are facing serious or life-limiting conditions, throughout Kent, South East London and East Sussex.  

“As a firm we’ve taken on a number of charity challenges before – such as conquering the three peaks and cycling from London to Paris in 24 hours,” says Joseph Oates. “However, I believe this is our biggest challenge to date. For those doing it in either one or two days – completing 100km is going to be unbelievably tough.”

The firm has set a target of raising £5000 – which will be pound matched by the Partners at CooperBurnett.

Adds Victoria Sampson: “What we will have to face is nothing compared with the struggle families which Demelza support have to endure and that’s what will drive us on. Demelza believes in care that doesn’t back down and #TeamCB will not be backing down either.”

Please support CooperBurnett with its right royal challenge: justgiving.com/page/cooper-burnett-1680778322560