Two senior team members representing the five Templeton Robinson regional offices here, recently got on their bikes and joined the Pinsent Masons cycle sportive to help fund global children’s projects in Africa and India, helping to raise more than £3,000.
Ben Wilkinson, Associate Director Lisburn Road, and Michael Young, Partner at the Holywood office, cycled 80 miles around the Ards Peninsula, across Strangford Lough, and back to Belfast with a team of over 50 cyclists.
The money raised will help with the construction of a dormitory at Kkwale Primary School, in Luwero in Uganda as part of the Fields of Life charity. A clean water system is also being constructed in India via the Free the Children charity, which Ben and Michael are delighted to have helped support.
“The facets of life that we take for granted, like schooling and clean water, take on a new level of importance in developing parts of the world and while this cycle challenge was tough, it was nothing compared to what the children we are helping through fundraising face daily.
“Templeton Robinson are committed to supporting work in developing areas and building sustainable futures, including our charity partner Habitat for Humanity. We are proud to help raise much needed funds to further improve the lives of children around the world, and this cycling event was just one of the many initiatives we are involved in this year. Massive thanks to Pinsent Masons for organising and inviting us, it was tough but we had a great day."