Monday, 11 August 2014

Forget the car, let's take the unicycle!

Photo 1 Helicopter “pilots” Daniel Church and David Hitchcock pictured outside their Epsom office during last year’s adventure relay

Photo 2: Rosie Butler and Sarah Bostock on horseback in Leatherhead

More than 50 members of staff at a firm of solicitors will be scooting, skipping and unicycling to work next week (August 22nd) to raise funds for Kent, Surrey Air & Sussex Ambulance.

TWM Solicitors are aiming to complete a second annual 60-mile adventure relay of all seven offices on various slow, difficult and unusual modes of transport.

Some will be commuting by “Boris bike”, Kangaroo boots, unicycle and even walking while playing football - all in aid of their Charity of the Year.

Organiser Daniel Church, 30, said: “Starting at our new Mayfair office, as many people as possible will aim to get around all TWM branches using various different methods of transport, ending at Guildford.

“Individuals can complete any leg they wish whether it be all or just one. The idea is to just get people together for a good cause.

“The only rule is that no form of engine may be used unless it’s suitably crazy and the aim is to do this in one day, no matter how long it takes.

The schedule for Friday next week is as follows:

* Mayfair to Wimbledon: “Boris bike” to Battersea Rise, then walking and jogging

* Wimbledon to Epsom: Pushbikes and scooters

* Epsom to Leatherhead: Unicycling, skipping, “Kanga” boots, BMX and walking

* Leatherhead to Reigate: Mountain bike

* Reigate to Cranleigh: Tandem and road pushbikes

* Cranleigh to Guildford: Walking while playing football and pushbike

TWM Solicitors has been a long-standing supporter of the air ambulance since the Surrey helicopter was first launched in 2007 and has raised almost £40,000 for the charity since then.

This year they are aiming to raise £2,500 to fund one potentially life-saving callout and can be sponsored at https://www.justgiving.com/TWMAdventureRelay2/

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance relies almost entirely on public donations and needs £6million a year to keep both helicopters flying.

Julie Clare, from the charity’s Corporate Relations, said: “TWM’s adventure relay is such a novel and fun way of raising funds and it shows the extremes our supporters will go to keep the service airborne, which we really do appreciate.”

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