Ten staff from local legal firm, Thomas Horton, have just completed a 26 mile charity cycle challenge, raising in excess of £1,000, all in aid of supporting two worthy causes close to their hearts.
The ride, which took place on 10th June, was the idea of Jeff Taylor, Head of Corporate and Commercial law and his colleagues all agreed it was worth a bit of pain! The route for the ride was travelling between all three of its Worcestershire offices, from Barnt Green to Bromsgrove and then onto Worcester for the finish line.
Thomas Horton staff decided to split the proceeds equally between two charities in desperate need of funds. The first, CLIC Sargent, is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and was chosen because some staff members had been personally affected by child cancer. The second is The Basement Project, which is a local charity providing a drop-in support centre for homeless and potentially homeless young people aged 16-25 in the North Worcestershire area.
The staff involved spent weeks training hard for the bike ride, and Jeff led from the front and provided his staff with all the motivation they needed.
The riders were from all three of Thomas Horton’s offices and included Jeff Taylor, Matthew Horton, James Somerville, Graham Morgan, Richard Hull, Bryn Morgan, Paul Tilsley and John McBride.
After a long morning, happy but exhausted, the Thomas Horton team were thrilled to finish, particularly with the news that they had earned so much money in sponsorship pledges for their two very worthy causes.
At the Worcester finish line, Jeff Taylor commented: “I am so pleased and proud of the Thomas Horton staff. Despite the physical challenges, we’ve all enjoyed ourselves today, but it’s very important to remember the hardship that some people face in life, which is why I’m particularly thrilled with the amount we have raised for CLIC Sargent and The Basement Project.”