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Leading IP firm raise £2,607 for Worldwide Cancer Research after completing tough 2,000km cycle challenge

Leading intellectual property firm, Haseltine Lake, has raised an impressive £2,607 following the team taking part in a tough 2,000km static cycle challenge, ‘Tour de Haseltine Lake’, in a bid to raise money for the firm’s corporate charity partner, Worldwide Cancer Research.

Haseltine Lake’s team of 78 riders cycled an incredible 1,971 kilometres on a virtual journey between the firm’s offices. The challenge started in Munich and finished in Glasgow, via London and Bristol. Thanks to their brilliant efforts the team "arrived" in Glasgow following just over 10 days (during working hours) of cycling, smashing the best estimate of how long the Tour would take.

Chief Executive at Haseltine Lake, Lesley Evans commented on the sponsored cycle: “We are incredibly proud of all the team for raising an impressive £2,607 for our corporate charity partner Worldwide Cancer Research. Not only would we like to congratulate all our riders, we would also like to give special thanks to everyone who has given such strong support whether cheering on colleagues from the side-lines, dipping into their pockets for Worldwide Cancer Research or encouraging others to support our team.”

Chief Executive of Worldwide Cancer Research, Dr Helen Rippon, said: “On behalf of Worldwide Cancer Research, I’d like to give my sincere thanks to everyone at Haseltine Lake who has dedicated a huge amount of time and effort to this fantastic challenge. The amount raised will allow us to continue fighting cancer using ground breaking science, now and in the future.

“Since 1979, Worldwide Cancer Research has invested almost £199m directly into cancer research and funded 1,808 projects for 1,120 researchers in 34 countries. This is all thanks to the generosity of supporters like Haseltine Lake. Without this dedication and support, the pioneering projects we fund and discover simply would not happen, and for that we are truly grateful to everyone who has supported this unique fundraising challenge.”

Since the announcement of Haseltine Lake’s partnership with Worldwide Caner Research in April this year, the firm has already raised an impressive £10,922 through an exciting range of various fundraising activities such as BBQs, bake sales, book and DVD sales, yoga classes and raffles.

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