Describing the two-day virtual challenge as a ‘David and Goliath’ battle, the team at Hallmark cycled against top national and international law firms, making their mark on the competition by coming within the top 20 for both distance cycled (646.3km) and money raised – against over 70 competitors.
Uche Akali, managing director at Hallmark Solicitors, said: “I am so proud of my team for the hard work they put into the Tour de Law challenge. As the only law firm taking part in the region, and with fewer cyclists compared to most of our competitors, we gave it our all and that showed in our place on the leaderboard. The team said they would have cycled for a third day if they could!”
The challenge took place outside of Hallmark’s head office located at Chandler’s Court on High Street, Hull city centre, and saw the solicitors close the office for two days to dedicate themselves to the event, whilst also handing out 100 breast health leaflets to attendees and passers-by.
Mr Augustine Akali, a leading breast reconstruction surgeon at Castle Hill Hospital, also joined in with the effort along with a number of his colleagues, who were on hand to provide support and advice to those who needed it.
Uche continued: “The challenge was a real team effort, and it was inspiring to see the support we received from clients and the local community. As well as aspiring law students from Hymers College volunteering to help us to clock up the miles, we also had support from members of Fitmums and friends, and even from individuals who stopped by to volunteer for a cycling slot.
“We’re grateful to all that helped support us throughout the challenge, and we’re so pleased to have raised over £1,000 for such a worthy cause.”
The money raised for Breast Cancer Now will go towards life-changing breast cancer research and support, helping the charity to provide support for today, and hope for the future, for patients and families affected by cancer.
For more information on Hallmark Solicitors, visit: www.hallmarksolicitors.co.uk.