A team of lawyers from Shepherd and Wedderburn have swapped their suits for running gear as they prepare to run the Edinburgh Marathon and raise money to provide sustainable power in developing countries.
Eight lawyers have volunteered to form two teams – Feel the (Wedder) Burn and Shepherd’s Pies.
Shepherd and Wedderburn, which serves the renewable energy sector from its Aberdeen office, has teamed up with Scottish wind farm developer Vento Ludens to sponsor the Koru Foundation help bring green energy to Africa.
Running4renewables is an initiative by the Koru Foundation to encourage at least 50 renewable energy professionals to run in the Edinburgh Marathon and raise at least £35,000 for the charity.
James Saunders, Head of the Energy and Utilities Group at Shepherd and Wedderburn said: “Running4renewables is a great cause for us to support. With our extensive work in the renewable industry we can appreciate the benefits sustainable energy can bring to those communities assisted by the Koru Foundation.
“Our two teams of four runners have been training hard for the past four months for this weekend's marathon.”
The Koru Foundation provides clean, sustainable sources of power to communities in developing countries, enabling people in developing countries to cook food, pump water, power homes and schools and run small businesses. The money raised through running4renewables will allow the Foundation to expand its renewable energy programme in Africa.
Running4renewables’ teams of four will take part in the ‘Hairy Haggis’ relay event which sees each runner cover up to eight miles. This year’s Edinburgh Marathon will take place on Sunday 23 May.