Charity bike ride breaks all records

Staff from Holmes & Hills Solicitors hand over a cheque for �8,500 to Cancer Reserach UK. ANL-151026-171815001
Staff from Holmes & Hills Solicitors hand over a cheque for �8,500 to Cancer Reserach UK. ANL-151026-171815001

Over 290 riders took part in a law firm’s annual charity bike ride, helping to break the event’s record amount raised for charity.

The Holmes & Hills annual charity bike ride is organised by Holmes & Hills Solicitors, with the local law firm this year choosing Cancer Research UK as its nominated charity.

Last year the firm raised £6,500 for the Essex Air Ambulance.

Supported by local community groups, the 10th annual charity bike ride held on September 13, easily gazumped that figure, collecting a record breaking amount of £8,500, leaving charity organisers and staff at the law firm delighted.

Darren Couchman, local fundraising manager for Cancer Research UK, said: “What a terrific sum. Staff and local volunteers got right behind us and did some incredible things all in the name of charity.

“We receive no Government funding for our research, so our life-saving work is only possible thanks to the generous support of the public. Gaining support from local firms is vital to our fundraising efforts.

“It means we can continue to help more people get the treatment they need.”

Katie Chan, marketing assistant at Holmes & Hills Solicitors added: “We are delighted to have raised so much money for a good cause.

“The local community has been fantastic in getting behind us to help us reach our record breaking fundraising total.”

The local business prides itself on supporting a wide range of community groups and events.

“Already this year Holmes & Hills has supported the Halstead Marathon, Taste of Sudbury, Coggeshall Food & Drink Festival and Codham Park Equestrian.”

The firm will also be supporting the Halstead Christmas Fair taking place on November 28.