Triathlete Steven raises vital cash

Steven Bonfield
Steven Bonfield

A Halifax lawyer has raised £4,500 for charity after taking part the Skipton Triathalon.

Steven Bonfield, a partner at Chadwick Lawrence on Rawson Street, Halifax, successfully completed the gruelling course last Sunday morning.

Steven was among the competitors in the early season event, which involved swimming 400m in the Craven swimming pool, riding 20km on the bike and running 5km around Aireville Park.

He was inspired to raise money for Help for Heroes following the recent death of five members of the Yorkshire Regiment in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

Steven said: “Although I live in Halifax, I work mainly in Huddersfield and have been extremely moved by the depth of local feeling which I have seen following the death of the five members of the Yorkshire Regiment who came from Huddersfield.

“Whatever your politics and whatever your view of the war may be, you cannot help but admire the courage of the young people we have sent out there to fight.

“In addition to those who are killed, many others are injured and I, along with many others I know, greatly admire the work which the charity Help for Heroes is doing for them,” he said.

“I’m no hero but I would like to try to help in some small way if I can.”

The charity was launched in October 2007 in order to provide direct, practical support to those wounded, sick or injured in the line of duty since 9/11, to date it has funded a variety of projects, including the £8m rehabilitation complex at Headley Court.