JCP Solicitors donates £500 to homeless charity Llamau thanks to Pudding Race
- AuthorRhys Evans
Women and young people facing homelessness across Wales received a generous funding boost thanks to JCP Solicitors.
Llamau received a donation of over £500 from the law firm due to its sponsorship of the 32nd Merthyr Mawr Pudding Race.
The funds will help to support the charity’s services including providing safe accommodation to at-risk groups, providing gender-specific support to women, and providing refuge to domestic abuse victims.
The Pudding Race, organised by Brackla Harriers Running Club, saw many runners dress up in their festive costumes and take on 10km of tough terrain, including sand dunes, forest tracks and freezing streams.
As an event sponsor, JCP Solicitors offered runners the choice of either receiving the traditional Christmas pudding at the finish line or reducing waste by donating the price of their pudding to Llamau. Over 330 Christmas puddings were handed out to the runners, while over £500 was donated to Llamau.
Rhys Evans, Director in the Agricultural and Property Litigation team at JCP Solicitors, said: “Once again hundreds of amazing people took on this festive challenge and helped to raise vital funds for a really worthwhile cause.
“We hope this money will help to support Llamau’s incredible work supporting young people and vulnerable women who are facing the worrying prospect of homelessness.
“We’d like to thank all those who took part in the event and helped us support Llamau.”
Andrew Chiplen, Finance Director at Llamau said: “We are once again incredibly grateful to all the runners who chose to donate their Pudding cost to our charity as part of the event.
“The money that JCP Solicitors donate really does make such a difference to the lives of young people and women facing homelessness across Wales.”
The legal firm, which has offices in Caerphilly, Swansea, Cardiff, Cowbridge, Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire, also sponsored the event’s Big Dipper Challenge in the competitive race, which saw the first male and female to reach the top of the Dipper receive a bottle of locally distilled The Rummers rum, newly created by Mallows Family Distillery, and £100 in cash.
To mark the event’s 32nd year, the male and female runners who were 32nd in the fun run also received a bottle of the same rum and free entry to the event next year.
Race Director Christopher Jeynes said: “We’d like to congratulate all the runners who took part in our 32nd Merthyr Mawr Pudding Race and made it another memorable event.
“We’d also like to thank JCP Solicitors for once again raising vital funds for a great cause and carrying on the Christmas pudding finish line tradition!”
(Left to Right: Rhys Evans - Director, Agricultural & Property Litigation, JCP Solicitors, Andrew Chiplen - Finance Director, Llamau, Joanna Fenoulhet - Director Lifetime Planning, JCP Solicitors and Chris Jeynes - Race Director, Brackla Harriers)