Law firm takes up Survival Challenge for charities

A fearless team from a leading law firm swopped their suits for boots to tackle a challenging survival weekend to help two local charities.

Staff from Hill Dickinson Solicitors undertook a Special Forces army challenge in the Lake District on the 28th to 30th May to help to raise funds for St Paul’s Eye Appeal and Animals in Need.

The staff braced themselves to join forces with former members of the SAS for a two days and nights challenge in the wilderness. The SAS are renowned for survival skills whether operating in climates from the humid jungles of Borneo to the frozen landscapes of Scandinavia.

During the challenge the team learnt survival techniques, shelter building, navigation, escape and evasion and concealment skills before undertaking a night mission.

St Pauls Eye Hospital was established in 1871 at No. 6 St Paul’s Square, located on the same spot where Hill Dickson’s offices are now.  It has grown into an international centre of excellence for the treatment of sight threatening diseases. Animals in Need raise funds to provide a future for abandoned or unwanted animals in the Merseyside region.

The money raised will help fund research into common causes of blindness and help care for animals left at the Kirkby based animal centre.

Heather Sutton, St Paul's Eye Appeal, said "We are truly grateful to the team for the tremendous support. I'm delighted they enjoyed their experience and delighted they have been able to raise so much money."

To find out how you can organise your own survival challenge call 01909-431743.

Join the Adam & Eve's Tea Party

Life Survival cordially invites you to an afternoon tea party on Saturday 24 July at Tryfan, Snowdonia. 

The Snowdonia National Park has much more to offer than the highest mountain in England and Wales. It is a great area for high level walks with plenty of choice terrain and constantly changing scenery.  And on Saturday 24th July you’ll get the chance to witnesses what Snowdonia has to offer.

The majestic Tryfan rises from the Ogwen valley to 3,020 feet (915 metres). The mountain is one of the most popular in Snowdonia because of its unusual shape, stunning views and undisturbed treks; and, of course, Adam and Eve - the famous twin pillars at the summit.

Life Survival's Directing Staff will lead you up the classic ridge, which produces challenges and changing views, before sitting down for an afternoon tea party at the summit with fun, like-minded people. 

Afterwards, driving down the Ogwen valley will never be the same as you say "I've climbed that!"

Sign up now for the enjoyable walk and a Great British tradition in the unrivalled British countryside by RSVP to or 01909-731743.

The cost is £50 per person and includes food at end of walk.

Do something different.........

You don’t have to trek to foreign destinations this summer for a true glimpse offun and adventure – Britain’s countryside is far enough.

Life Survival’s next survival weekend, on the 7th and 8th August, gives participants a fascinating insight into how the UK Special Forces operate when out on patrol. As a member of a patrol you’ll get to grips with navigation, shelter building, survival techniques, escape and evasion; the list goes on........  

As an exceptional weekend break or the perfect way to raise vital funds for your favourite charity, we’ll guarantee you an action packed, exciting weekend like no other.  So if you’re looking to escape life’s routine and do something different and fun call us now.

Our record speaks for itself – 98% of participants say the Directing Staff’s performance was excellent. Every participant said the location was excellent, 85% said the survival weekend met expectations, whilst 1 in 5 wrote that it exceeded their expectations.

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