Trainee Challenge – Walking St Cuthbert’s Way

A group of aspiring lawyers at Sintons are taking on the St Cuthbert’s Way expedition in early July, as part of their annual commitment to raising money through a gruelling physical challenge.

Sintons’ trainee group – which includes eight trainee solicitors and three solicitor apprentices – are renowned for their commitment to pushing themselves in the name of charity, and this year are raising money for North of England Children’s Cancer Research (NECCR).

To date, the trainee group has raised thousands of pounds for charity with their Trainee Challenges over the years, and are hoping to add further to their total with St Cuthbert’s Way.

Previous challenges have included the 136 mile Coast to Coast cycle from Whitehaven to Tynemouth; the Three Peaks Challenge of scaling Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Mount Snowdon; and the 140-mile Port2Port cycling expedition between Newcastle and Amsterdam.

With their 32-mile walk over two days, from Kirk Yetholm to Holy Island, the group are raising further funds for Sintons’ nominated staff charity NECCR, which will be the focus of the firm’s fundraising for two years.

The route will see them ascend from Kirk Yetholm looking back over the Bowmont Water and into the valley. The group will continue climbing, reaching Yeavering Bell – the largest ancient hillfort site in Northumberland at 1182ft – prior to reaching Tom Tallon’s Crag. A descent into Wooler followed by the remaining walk to Holy Island will complete the route.

“Our trainee group is always hugely motivated to take on their annual Trainee Challenge, and this year has probably been even more keenly anticipated, due to their planned event not being able to take place last year,” says David Pritchard, Head of Marketing and current Chair of the CSR Committee.

“The Trainee Challenges are an excellent opportunity for our young aspiring lawyers to build their relationships even further outside of work, which is something we are continually keen to encourage at Sintons, and believe is fundamental in creating the strong teams which deliver outstanding service to our clients.

“Health and wellbeing is something we also actively encourage, and this challenge always presents the opportunity for activity and exercise, which is so important in both physical and mental health.

“We are lucky to have such a dynamic and committed group of trainees, who are building on the huge efforts and fundraising of their predecessors, and wish them the best of luck with St Cuthbert’s Way. Raising money for charities in this current climate has never been more vital, so we will be grateful for any donations received in support of NECCR.”

* To support Sintons’ Trainee Challenge with a donation to NECCR, please visit

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