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Managing partner aiming to raise £20,000 for charity during Berlin Marathon

The managing partner of Harrison Clark Rickerbys is rising to a challenge laid down by members of his team and is aiming to raise £20,000 in the process.

Rod Thomas will take on the challenge of the Berlin Marathon on Sunday, as part of the firm's year of fundraising.

It comes in the same year that members of the Harrison Clark Rickerbys team took on the Three Peaks Challenge.

Mr Thomas first ran in Berlin 13years ago and will be joining 44,000 others in taking on one of the 'big six' Marathons, while hoping to raise £20,00 for the firm's charitable foundation.

Mr Thomas has been in full training for the test - complete with 5am alarm calls and his training has seen him run across a family of wild boar in the Forest of Dean - who were not happy to be disturbed.

He said: "I thought my last marathon would be the last one I did, but I've seen how the corporate team have taken on their year of fundraising, and I wanted to make my own contribution.

"The foundation has done great work for so many charities around our offices, raising more than £250,000 since its inception, and we want it to be able to reach so many more people.

"It will be a privilege to stand at the start line - from there on, anything could happen! I very much want to raise £20,000, so if people can donate on our JustGiving page, that would be excellent.

"I'm very grateful for the extremely generous support I've already received."

To sponsor Mr Thomas in Berlin, log on to https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/HCRCTMarathon.

Charities who want to apply to the foundation for support should contact Mark Thompson on 01905 744804 or email mthompson@hcrlaw.com.

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