A TEAM of solicitors from York are set to take part in a walking challenge to raise money for a young stroke victim.
Lucinda Turver suffered a stroke in 2008 when she was just 20 years old, and has been left with hemiplegia and brain damage which severely restricts her mobility.
Now 26 and with a seven-year-old daughter, Lucy is no longer able to work as a beauty therapist, and struggles to get around her own home in Castleford, despite being supported and helped by family and friends, so a team of solicitors from Pryers, based in Stonebow, will this month walk the Yorkshire Three Peaks to raise money for her.
Jenny Barton, from Pryers, said the twenty-plus team included members of the firm, along with their friends and family members.
She said: "We deal with a lot of stroke sufferers so we are really aware of how difficult things can be, that's why there has been so much support within the firm. It's a cause quite close to everyone's heart.
"We don't have a monetary target at the moment, we're just hoping to raise as much as possible. The main thing is that Lucy really needs some equipment to make her life easier and safer, really. She needs a stair lift because she's paralysed down one side and suffering falls on an almost daily basis. We want to help her get up and down the stairs safely, and if there's some additional money, we're hoping to help buy a mobility scooter."
Jenny said the team also included two young children aged seven and eight, who would be taking on one of the the peaks during the challenge, which will be held on Saturday, August 16.
She saidL "The challenge is no mean feat, and the team have been in training in order to complete it.
"Everyone has been training so we've done a lot of walks to make sure everyone is fit enough and can get round."
To support the walkers, go to fundrazr.com/campaigns/bp5q2