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On Thursday 8 July our team of cyclists took on the 100 mile route across our 14 offices, starting at York at 6 am and finishing at the Ramsden Street office in Huddersfield at 7:30 pm, in aid of the Yorkshire Children’s Centre.
Yorkshire Children’s Centre, which was set up by Brian Jackson over 40 years ago, is dedicated to improving the lives of residents in Kirklees, offering their support to children, young people, adults, families and the elderly. The charity has been fundamental in helping the local community throughout the pandemic, from offering befriending and victim support services to helping people get back to work.
Sara Altman, Head of Income and Partnerships at the Yorkshire Children’s Centre commented: ““We would like to say a huge thank you to the team and all of the cyclists at Ramsdens Solicitors who have taken on the #TourDeRamsdens 100 mile cycle challenge to support the work of YCC. As a registered charity, we rely on the business community to help us raise the £3m needed each year to provide our vital services for children, young people and adults across Kirklees. We are delighted that the team at Ramsdens have chosen to support YCC, and are all extremely grateful for their kindness and generosity.”
So far the team have raised an amazing £795 for the charity, smashing their original target of £500.
Jonathan Cornes, lead organiser of the charity event at Ramsdens commented: “I want to say thank you to all the staff across Ramsdens for their hospitality and encouragement for the Tour de Ramsdens and to everyone who has supported us and donated. This event, now in its third year, is always so special but even more so this year, not just because of how little we have seen of each other at all of our offices but also after the hardships we have all faced. That’s why we felt it was so important to support a charity that has helped so many families across the region throughout the pandemic.”
If you haven’t already and would like to, you can still sponsor the team here.