Solicitors in charity cycle scheme

GENEROUS solicitors will be helping people across the borough get on their bikes this summer to raise money for a variety of two-wheeled transport projects.

Staff at the Leigh branch of Forster Dean, on Lord Street, will be taking donations of damaged or unwanted cycles throughout the month of July.

The bikes will be taken by staff from Warrington-based charity Cycling Projects, repaired by mechanics and then sold to raise money a range of community initiatives to make cycling accessible to as many people as possible and promote the health, fitness and environmental benefits of getting around by pedal power.

The Leigh solicitors are one of 11 Forster Dean branches across the region taking part in the donation scheme, which also includes the comnpany’s Wigan branch on Mesnes Street.

Forster Dean decided to raise money for Cycling Projects as part of their work includes helping cyclists who have been injured in accidents to get compensation.

The company’s head of personal injury, Nadia Kerr, said: “It is important for us at Forster Dean to put something back into the local communities who have supported us as a business over the years, so if we can raise money for a worthwhile charity like Cycling Projects at the same time then so much the better.”

Cycling Projects manager Ian Tierney said: “Through a number of our community initiatives we will be able to renovate and bring the cycles back to their former glory.

“Cycles will then be offered to community members who have the most need for the cycle. They could be part of a mental health cycle initiative, a weight management programme, or just wanting to return back to work and are using the cycles as an affordable, healthy and active way of commuting through their communities.”

For further information please contact Nicola Mawson on 0161 707 4000 or email nicolamawson@forsterdean.co.uk