Five intrepid explorers from Brodies LLP will be taking on the Arctic to raise funds for Maggie's Cancer Centres in a 70km trek.
The trek, which will take place in February 2019 will start from Rovaniemi in Finland and will see the team spend three days trekking into the Arctic Circle. Not for the faint hearted, the Brodies team will have to face sub-zero temperatures, battling the elements while pulling their own equipment and sleeping in tents.
Brodies' team includes Jenni Guy, associate and Jackie McFarlane, senior solicitor from the firm's real estate team in Glasgow. They will be joined by litigation senior solicitor Seonaid Cochrane, also based in Glasgow and associate Jenna McCosh and solicitor Naiomi Law both from the real estate team in Aberdeen.
Nick Scott, Brodies' managing partner said: "We are very proud of Jenni, Jackie, Jenna, Seonaid and Naiomi for taking on the challenge that lies before them. As a firm, we have been supporting Maggie's for more than 11 years. In that time our colleagues have demonstrated their personal commitment to this great charity and we have seen at first hand the impact that has had on individuals and families when they need it most.
"The Arctic Trek is, though, commitment on another level. On behalf of everyone at Brodies we wish the team well - they really are embodying Brodies' values by going above and beyond."
As part of their training, the team will be required to build on their own physical fitness for the challenge, as well as learning vital skills including how to manage cold weather injuries. All first time trekkers they will also need to familiarise themselves with the equipment that will keep them safe in temperatures that can fall as low as -30 degrees Celsius.
Jenni Guy added on behalf of the team: "We're very excited about taking on the trek and so have set ourselves an ambitious fundraising target of £15,000. We also have a lot of equipment to source so it will be a busy few months in the lead up to the trek itself. It will be an amazing adventure and we are so pleased to be able to do this to raise funds for Maggie's, which is a cause close to all of our hearts."
Maralyn Boyle, Maggie's Partnerships Manager Scotland said: "I'd like to share a huge thank you to the Brodies Arctic Trek team for taking on this unique challenge to raise vital funds for Maggie's. Their efforts will allow us to continue to develop our unique, high quality programme of support to help people with cancer and their family and friends across Scotland. From everyone at Maggie's, we wish them all the very best of luck on taking on this extreme challenge. Thank you Brodies Arctic trekkers for all you are doing; helping Maggie's help people with cancer live well."