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Cambridge Lawyers Get On Their Bikes To Support Local Arts Charity

Cycling Challenge Raises Vital Funds For Rowan


James Clarke, Press Officer | +44 (0)161 838 3169

Cambridge-based lawyers have swapped their suits for cycling shorts to raise some vital funds for a local charity which helps people with learning disabilities get involved in art.

Two static bikes were installed in the reception of Irwin Mitchell’s Cambridge office on September 27th, with staff and lawyers taking turns to get pedalling and see if together they could cycle the 266-mile distance between Cambridge and the law firm’s Sheffield office.

The aim of the challenge was to raise vital funds for Rowan, which is the Cambridge office’s designated Charity of the Year for 2018. The charity and arts centre was established in 1984 and gives those with learning disabilities an opportunity to express themselves through the creative arts.

To further boost fundraising for Rowan, staff at Irwin Mitchell have also donated recipes for inclusion in a new recipe book which features special artwork from the charity on the front cover. It is available for £5 a copy.

Commenting on the office’s recent activities, Samantha Shaw, a personal injury expert at Irwin Mitchell, said: 

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“We had a fantastic day tackling the cycling challenge and it was a great way to bring the entire office together for a very important cause.

“Rowan does incredible work in our local community and we are very proud to be supporting it throughout 2018. We are determined to continue to push forward with our fundraising to ensure that the charity can continue to provide a high level of support to vulnerable people in our area.”
Samantha Shaw, Associate Solicitor

Hetti Wood, Communications Ambassador at Rowan, added: “We are incredibly grateful to Irwin Mitchell for their continued support and this cycling challenge is just the latest in a range of brilliant activities they have tackled in their support of our organisation.

“It is fantastic to have the importance of this work recognised by Irwin Mitchell and we really appreciate their help.”

Read more about Irwin Mitchell's CSR work.