International law firm Pinsent Masons held their annual charity bike ride through the Warwickshire countryside in July and over £2,000 was raised for Birmingham-based blood cancer charity Cure Leukaemia.
Over 70 cyclists took part, including Cure Leukaemia Trustee, Pinsent Masons Birmingham Head of Office and President of the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Greg Lowson, as they set off on the 60-mile circuit from the Durham Ox in Shrewley.
This was the fifth charity bike ride the firm has organized and over £10,000 has been raised. Joining Pinsent Masons’ staffs on the day were employees from a large number of clients including: Embrace, E.ON, Lloyds, Capgemini, Barclays, Turner and Townsend, RBS, Brewin Dolphin, Equilibrium Security.
The funds raised from the event will go towards Pinsent Masons’ inspirational office fundraising target for 2016. With Cure Leukaemia being the office’s chosen charity for the year the staff have set a target of £40,000 to fund a specialist research nurse for a year. Without specialist research nurses, funded by Cure Leukaemia, blood cancer patients in the Midlands would miss the opportunity to access treatments that are not currently available through standard care.
Greg Lowson said:
“I’m thrilled it was another excellent turn out for our annual bike ride and yet again we have raised vital funds for a fantastic charity. We are on course to reach our £40,000 target to fund a research nurse for a year which would be a tremendous achievement and will help saves lives in our great region.”