Facebook - Shropshire Business Twitter - Shropshire Business LinkedIn - Shropshire Business

Law firm nails colours to the mast

A Shropshire law firm has nailed its colours firmly to the mast by backing a local woman in her attempt to row single-handedly across the Atlantic for charity.

Kelda Wood from Shrewsbury is taking part in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in December and she is aiming to raise £50,000 for her charity Climbing Out.

The charity was launched by Kelda following a life-changing injury and helps young people who have faced similar issues to build self esteem and confidence through outdoor activity programmes.

Kelda is busy trying to raise the £30,000 she needs to enter the trans-Atlantic challenge, pay courier fees and get her boat to the start line as well as getting people to pledge funds to her charity.

Law firm Lanyon Bowdler has pledged its support by sponsoring Kelda on her 3,000-mile solo attempt and also given her some company for her journey in the form of one of the firm’s famous bears.

Andrew Evans, senior partner with the firm, said: “Kelda has our utmost respect in taking on this mammoth challenge - something that most of us would not even consider. She also has a lot of hard work to get through before she even sets sail by raising the money she needs to take part.

“Lanyon Bowdler is delighted to sponsor Kelda in her efforts and look forward to following her epic journey across the Atlantic with a great deal of interest. Kelda’s charity Climbing Out does some amazing work in helping young people who are facing physical or mental trauma and helping to raise awareness about the issues and support that is available.

“During her solo row, Kelda will be updating followers about her progress and each day she will be rowing for a different young person - sharing their story with a view to raising awareness for others with the message they are not alone.

“As well as sponsoring Kelda we thought it appropriate to provide her with some company on what is sure to be a lonely journey, so we are giving her one of our famous Lanyon Bowdler bears as a reminder that we are all thinking about her and wishing her well on the trip.”

For more information about the Atlantic rowing challenge or to donate, visit http://rowtoraise.com For more about Kelda’s Climbing Out charity, visit http://climbingout.org.uk

Pictured: Andrew Evans from Lanyon Bowdler and Kelda Wood

Nomination brings in valuable cash

Shropshire insurance experts secure charity grant

3rd December 2019

Leisure firm renews its pledge

Company continues its backing for Shrewsbury charity

30th September 2019

Shrewsbury Cup has successful first year

Reusable deposit scheme saves 30,000 single use cups

13th August 2020

On tee for county motor dealers

Company backs ladies golf team

21st August 2018

Law firm in the running for national award

Success would mean third trophy in a row for Lanyon Bowdler

11th April 2019

Howzat? Solicitors sign sponsorship deal

Law firm backs local Shrewsbury cricket club

26th March 2019

Transatlantic rower is guest speaker

Brain injuries networking forum held in Shrewsbury

19th September 2019

New warehouse could secure 250 jobs

Plans submitted for production facility in Telford

12th January 2021

Free treatment is the ultimate goal

New CEO reveals his mission to raise vital funding

29th March 2021

Telecoms firm raises over £9,000 for charity

Severn Hospice will benefit from fund-raising year

14th May 2020

Cricket club bowled over by new deal

Award-winning Salop Leisure sponsors coloured kit

7th May 2021

Funding summit hailed huge success

Event also sees launch of new growth challenge scheme

14th August 2019

On tee for golfing success

Local company backs rising star

6th July 2018

Leisure firm backs its local football team

Award-winning company sponsors stand for eighth season in a row

9th August 2018

Self-employed must act fast to secure help

Just days left to claim potentially crucial support grant

9th July 2020