BPE Solicitors cycles for The Footprints Foundation
In just a week, two solicitors from Cheltenham-based law firm BPE Solicitors will be getting on their bikes and cycling 500 miles to raise money for The Footprints Foundation.
Senior Partner, John Workman, and Corporate Partner, Adam Kean, will complete a 500 mile journey along the north coast of Scotland, beginning and ending in Inverness. They will travel upwards of 70 miles a day and will take on brutal Scottish munros between Lochcarron, Gairloch and Rhiconich including one of the toughest climbs in Scotland, Bealach na Ba – a climb of 6 miles and 2,000 feet.
The cyclists will be joined by former colleague Tim Williams and will be supported by Bob Holt, Chairman of Mears Group PLC and founder of Footprints, who will act as team manager, driver and unrelenting supplier of support and encouragement.
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 supported Footprints for several years and have seen first-hand the tremendous work the charity does for the children who use their services. This past year has put a big strain on their resources and I am excited to travel to Johannesburg later this year (pandemic restrictions permitting) to volunteer with their projects. I am excited for our upcoming challenge and am grateful to those who have already sponsored me”.
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.
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