A seven-strong team of trainees from Keebles set their charity fundraising wheels in motion by jointly clocking up 544 kilometres on static bikes.
The trainees at the award-winning firm which has offices in Sheffield, Doncaster and Leeds, took part in the cycle challenge at Sheffield Hallam University’s City Campus during Freshers’ Week.
Participants were Andrew Donaldson, Amelia Goodair, Kate Langley, Arjun Singh Emma Stamp John Warburton and Louise Ward. They were cheered on by representatives from Cavendish Cancer Care and supported by work colleagues who got on the bikes during their lunch break.
Cavendish Cancer Care improves the quality of life for people living with cancer in South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
Relying on donations from supporters and the generosity of former clients, the charity gives people with cancer and their families the chance to talk in confidence. It also offers complementary therapies to support their recovery.
Louise Ward said: “We all had a great time on the bikes, despite feeling a little sore afterwards! It is always a pleasure to help raise funds and awareness for Cavendish Cancer Care, which is such a worthwhile cause. We also enjoyed being part of the freshers’ festivities, and wanted to say a big ‘thank you’ to Sheffield Hallam University and their students for their generosity in enabling us to use the bikes and their venue.”
A champion of giving back to its local communities, Keebles’ is also supporting a series of age friendly and dementia friendly events spearheaded by Cast – a charity recognised as the home of world-class theatre in Doncaster.
The firm – crowned Law Firm of the Year at the Sheffield City Region Dealmakers Awards in 2017 and 2018 – has also led and hosted a second annual general knowledge quiz which boosted the fundraising goals of local charities.