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Cheltenham law firm cycle the Highlands for charity

Partners at Cheltenham-based law firm, BPE Solicitors, have completed a mammoth cycle challenge around the north coast of Scotland, nicknamed Project Midge, raising over £7,500 for The Footprints Foundation along the way.

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.

The Footprints Foundation supports disadvantaged young and elderly people in South Africa, helping young people to achieve their goals and develop self-esteem as well as helping elderly to gain a sense of fulfilment in communities they may feel excluded from.

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 Luxembourg 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, click here.

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