Senior Partner, John Workman, and Partner, Adam Kean along with former colleague Tim Williams cycled a 500-mile journey along the north coast of Scotland, travelling upwards of 70 miles a day. The route took in several munros in Locharron, Gairloch and the mighty Balach Na Ba.
This isn’t the first time that John has undertaken cycle challenges to raise much needed funds for Footprints, but was certainly the toughest one. Not content with being faced with the changeable Scottish weather and taking a couple of transport issues in their stride, John also had an unfortunate accident which saw him leave the road and land headfirst in peat and rock. Thankfully, he wasn’t badly injured and still managed to compete the seven-day challenge.
The Footprints Foundation supports the Khaya Centre and its network of orphanages near Johannesburg, providing day care, education, food and medical help to young children – many of whom have lost their parents to AIDS or have been abandoned.
BPE has long supported Footprints, having sent a team of staff to South Africa to build an orphanage in 2011. Indeed, BPE is currently mentoring a student who has been supported by Footprints with her university legal studies.
John Workman, Senior Partner at BPE said, “I have undertaken seven challenges since 2013, taking on the Alps, the Way of Saint James, and cycling from Budapest to Luexbourg but Project Midge was definitely the toughest yet. The support I’ve received from friends, colleagues and Bob Holt for all of these challenges has been fantastic. I’m excited to visit Johannesburg in October (pandemic restrictions permitting) to contribute to the projects that are in the pipeline”.
To follow the progress of the team and to make a donation to this very worth cause, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/johnworkmanpsa2021.