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KERRY COMPLETES SAHARA DESERT TREK

Congratulations to Kerry Underwood who completes Sahara Desert Trek for charity.

Kerry in the Sahara

Kerry Underwood, Senior Partner at Underwoods Solicitors, completed a trek across the Sahara Desert, covering nearly 200km in temperatures exceeding 50 degrees centigrade.

The trekkers paid all expenses themselves and so all donations go straight to the charities involved, the Lord’s Taverners cricket charity which aims to give youngsters, especially those with disabilities, a sporting chance and the Ernst Young Foundation which assists disadvantaged young people in getting into employment and education.

Trek in the Desert
Tents

Kerry was one of 44 trekkers, including former England Test Cricketer, Matthew Hoggard and so far Kerry’s efforts have raised over £4,000.00 and the whole trek has raised over £85,000.

Kerry with Matthew Hoggard

Kerry said of the trek:

“It was very demanding and it is a long time since I have shared a tent with 10 people! There were only a few of us over 30 and nearly all of the trekkers were under half my age, but it was great to see so many young people putting in the effort to raise money for other youngsters who have not had their advantages.

The whole experience was very uplifting and the support given by those making donations shows that in spite of all the troubles in the world the vast majority of people are decent and generous.”

View of the Sahara

Mike Penning, MP for Hemel Hempstead said:

“Congratulations to Kerry – a great achievement for a great cause and keeping Hemel Hempstead in the news. I am very proud of him.”

Kerry’s target is to raise £5,000 and anyone wishing to donate can do so by going to https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/kerryunderwood1


Shine Night Walk
ANNA PATSALIDES HELPS TO FIGHT CANCER

Congratulations to Anna Patsalides, one of our solicitors, who has raised £280 to date by completing Shine Night Walk half marathon on Saturday 24th September in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Shine Night Walk is a full or half marathon night walk through London which has helped raise over £4 million with over 15,000 walkers taking part in the fight against cancer.

Anna completed the walk at around 2:30am with tired legs and a heavy heart.

Anna chose to support this event as Cancer Research UK is a charity close to Anna's heart. Like many people she has had family members fight this awful disease.

Help us to keep fighting cancer and please show your support by donating to Anna's JustGiving page https://goo.gl/w1728B.


HEMEL HEMPSTEAD BUSINESS AMBASSADORS

Underwoods Solicitors have been appointed Hemel Hempstead Business Ambassadors and Kerry Underwood has been appointed to the Board.

Kerry said:-

"I am delighted that Underwoods Solicitors are Hemel Hempstead Business Ambassadors and I am honoured to be selected to be on the Board. All of us at Underwoods Solicitors look forward to doing our best to promote this great town of Hemel Hempstead and to attract more business to the town."

Mike Penning, MP for Hemel Hempstead said:-

"Ten years after the Buncefield Depot fire, the council and local business community launched the Hemel Hempstead Business Ambassadors scheme to promote the town's continued recovery and encourage more businesses to invest locally, Kerry Underwood and Underwoods Solicitors have given an enormous amount of support to the town and I am delighted that Kerry has joined the board of Hemel Hempstead Business Ambassadors. He knows as well as anyone that our town has a huge amount to offer and is a great place to do business."


SPORTS DIRECT TO PAY £1M REFUND

Sports Direct have been failing to pay their staff the minimum wage and will now have to pay back-pay for four years in some cases. This is predicted to cost the firm £1 million and some staff will get over £1,000. For the BBC news story see here.

If you have any employment issues please telephone Kerry Underwood on 01442 430900 or email kerry.underwood@lawabroad.co..uk.


DRIVERLESS CARS

Kerry Underwood has a keen interest in the introduction of driverless cars.

The United Kingdom is ahead of the rest of the world in this field and the Department of Transport has issued a Consultation Paper on this subject.

If you have any legal issues or any general questions about driverless cars then please ring Kerry on 01442 430 900 or email kerry.underwood@lawabroad.co.uk