Claremont has sponsored a group of 25 Bristol-based lawyers from international law firm DAC Beachcroft to undertake a challenging cycle ride from Bristol to Paris. So far the team has raised over £53,500 for Above and Beyond, a local charity that raises funds for the hospitals that sit within University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust.
The DAC Beachcroft team forms part of 77 cyclists who are taking part in the 430 kilometre ride from Bristol to Paris, facing 12,000 feet of hills and aiming to raise £100,000 for the Major Trauma and Rehabilitation Unit at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.
The riders will set off from Ashton Court before passing the Bristol Royal Infirmary on 28th April with 430 kilometres ahead of them, spending two days cycling through English countryside before reaching Portsmouth. They then set sail with France in sight and will pedal for two more days before arriving at the Eiffel Tower on Monday 1st May.
The funds raised will be used to create an oasis garden and build a rehabilitation kitchen for the Children’s Major Trauma and Rehabilitation Unit. The unit cares for many children from across the South West suffering from traumatic brain injuries, brain tumors, epilepsy and cerebral palsy.
If you’d like to donate, you can help the project by visiting the team’s fundraising website.