Staff at law firm Hewitsons will get back in the saddle for the 2018 Tour de Hewitsons charity bike ride, following the success of last year’s inaugural event.
Team members from across the business will once again cycle between Hewitsons’ four offices – in Cambridge, London, Milton Keynes and Northampton – for a good cause.
The group of 16 – including partners, solicitors and other staff – will pedal around 150 miles over two grueling days, setting off on April 5.
Last year, the event raised more than £3,000 for national charity Veterans Aid. This year, Hewitsons is aiming to go even further for Dementia UK, which provides specialist dementia support for families.
Organiser Edward Wheen, a Partner in Hewitsons’ London Employment and Disputes team, will be among those taking part.
He said: “Last year’s inaugural Tour de Hewitsons was a tremendous success, and I hope that this event will be an annual feature in the Hewitsons calendar going forward.
“It’s going to be a real challenge to beat last year’s fundraising total, but I hope that we can do it, as dementia care is such a worthwhile cause.”
The Hewitsons team will begin its journey at the firm’s London office, in Blackfriars.
From there, the groups will pedal to Hewitsons’ Cambridge office, on Newmarket Road, where they will take a well-earned pub-break and spend the night.
The next day, the riders will head towards the firm’s Milton Keynes office, before finally arriving at the Northampton office, Elgin House on Billing Road.
The money they raise will help support Dementia UK’s Admiral Nurses service. Admiral Nurses work alongside people with dementia, their families and carers, giving them one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions in difficult times.
Martin Bishop, Director of Fundraising and Communications at Dementia UK, said: “We are delighted that Hewitsons has chosen to support Dementia UK through their cycle challenge.
“The funds raised will help support families facing dementia through our specialist Admiral Nurses. Dementia UK has ambitious plans to increase the number of Admiral Nurses across the UK, which makes support like this so important. Thank you to everyone involved!”
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