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Solicitors tackle gruelling Challenge 40 ride

Wed 17 Jul 2019

Staff from Irwin Mitchell Solicitors cycled for an incredible 40 hours to help raise more than £1,200 for Headway as part of our special Challenge 40 year.

A group of 63 committed cyclists managed to cycle a total of 630km - which is the equivalent of cycling from its office in Holborn to Cologne in Germany.

The event involved cycling on four static bikes from 8am to 6pm.

Stephanie Edwards, a solicitor at the firm, said she was delighted that everyone at the office got behind its Challenge 40 event.

She said: “Many of our clients have experienced a brain injury and so everyone was very keen to get involved and show their support. 

“We ended up having too many volunteers as the event was so popular and had to turn some people away.

“As the event was run in the main reception of our building, we had lots of foot traffic from the other companies. They were unfamiliar with Headway and so we had lots of questions about what the charity does and what support it can provide. 

“Sadly, a colleague from one of the companies in the building had recently sustained a brain injury after a serious fall and so we recommended that his family be put in touch with Headway for support.

“So it was great to be able to raise funds but also awareness too.”

Jo Plant, Director of Fundraising at Headway, said: “We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part. Not only did it raise vital funds, but the event also resulted in someone in need finding out about the support we can offer. What a great team effort!”

Challenge 40 – Could you try something?

To mark our birthday we wanted to do something special that everyone can get involved in – so we’ve created Challenge 40.

We’re asking anyone with a passion for improving life after brain injury to take on any challenge they like – as long as it involves the number 40.

Clink on the link below for more details. 

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