A team from the Manchester office along with colleagues from across national law firm Mills & Reeve and their clients sped over the Pennines last weekend as part of a punishing cycle challenge to raise money for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.
Departing from the firm’s offices on City Square, Leeds early on Sunday 3 July, over forty staff and partners from across the national firm, with their families and clients, completed the 54-mile route over the low-rising mountain range within nine hours (including stops), finishing at the Manchester offices on New York Street.
Jennifer Hepburn and Laura Coombe, trainee solicitors at Mills & Reeve, who helped to organise the event, said: "It was a tough challenge for everyone involved but the teams worked very hard and ultimately helped each other through the pain, making it a fantastic experience for an excellent cause."
Together the cyclists raised well over £5,000 our lifesaving research into better treatments and cures for all blood cancers, including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
This is the second Charity Challenge the firm has completed in 2011 following a difficult trek up Mount Snowdon and cycle ride through the Snowdonia National Park last month. In total, Mills & Reeve has raised well over £10,000 to beat blood cancers.
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