Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Cycling for charity cash

Staff from Martin-Kaye Solicitors have proved they’re on the right track when it comes to raising charity cash.

The team joined other local organisations to take part in the British Heart Foundation Indoor Cycle event - organised by Telford & Wrekin Council, the aim was to encourage as many local people and organisations to join in with a virtual indoor ride using an exercise bike to cover 850 miles – the distance from John O’Groats to Land’s End.

Their combined efforts will help to raise money for a 3-d portable echocardiogram machine for Telford’s Princess Royal Hospital.

Sam Azzopardi-Tudor, for our team, said: “Telford & Wrekin Council arranged for an exercise bicycle and a fitness instructor to be on site at our premises for an entire day. And we asked volunteers from across the firm to take turns on the bicycle – with 12 members of staff clocking up a total of just over 81 miles in 30-minute sessions.”

So far, the Martin-Kaye team has raised £630 towards the cost of the state-of-the-art heart machine, and donations are still coming in.

Pic: Solicitor Steph Powers takes her turn on the exercise bicycle at Martin-Kaye