SA Law take part in Prudential RideLondon 100 for Peace Hospice Care
Lawyers are back on their bikes for Peace Hospice Care in the Prudential RideLondon–Surrey 100.
The 100 mile balloted event will take the team from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, across London, up and down the Surrey hills before an iconic finish on The Mall shortly before 150 of the world’s best professional riders attack a very similar course including Sir Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish, Andrei Greipel and Rohan Dennis.
SA Law, Watford FC’s official legal Partner, is proud to be cycling on behalf of Peace Hospice Care. Not only does PHC care for those suffering terminal and life limiting illnesses, it also supports those affected by these conditions, including their family members.
SA Law Partner Terence Ritchie has been the driving force behind the team’s epic fundraising efforts. After his father in law was diagnosed with terminal cancer he and his family experienced first-hand the vital care and support offered by PHC to the Watford and South West Hertfordshire community. The unwavering support of PHC highlighted the need to continue to raise funds at any given opportunity. With the support of SA Law, Terence and a group of close friends and family undertook the 3 Peaks Challenge last July and raised over £12,000 in the process.
Terence Ritchie, SA Law Partner and long-term supporter of Peace Hospice Care says: “Initially my experience of PHC was limited to the personal experiences relayed to me by colleagues within the workplace as well as friends within the Watford community where I live. It was only when my father in law was diagnosed with terminal cancer I experienced first-hand the care and support offered by PHC. I was only too aware of the cost in financial terms this level of care would attract but crucially this meant my father in law was able to remain at home instead of spending his final days in a hospital bed. I’m honoured to once again be taking part in a challenge to raise awareness and much needed funds for such a vital local charity that is so close to mine and my colleague’s hearts.”
Hospice Corporate Fundraising Manager, Vicky Luk, is delighted with their support: ‘It has been an exciting year working closely with SA Law as they celebrate their 10th Anniversary. It’s fantastic that so many across the organisation have chosen to get involved and it’s been lovely to get to know members of the SA Law team. Our loyal corporate supporters mean everything to us and we simply couldn’t do what we do without their backing and involvement. All of us here at Peace Hospice Care would like to wish the SA Law team ‘Good Luck’ ahead of their Ride London cycle this weekend – what an amazing challenge to do in aid of the Hospice. Thank you so much.’
Simon Walsh comments “Myself and fellow riders are training hard and are all the more determined to get good times and hit our fundraising target because one of our team members has just had to drop out after being hit by a car on a training ride and sustaining several broken bones.”
Staff in SA Law’s St Albans and London offices are fully engaged in the fund raising effort in some shape or form, whether completing the St Albans Half Marathon in June, donating via dress down days or supplying cakes for bake sales in the run up to the main event this Sunday 2nd August 2015, everyone’s pitching in.
SA Law will be updating their Facebook and Twitter feed (@SA_Law) live on the day for those who wish to keep up with the action. To help SA Law reach their fundraising target for Peace Hospice Care search ‘SA Law BT MyDonate’