Solicitors from the Birmingham office of a global law firm are gearing up for a charity cycle in memory of a colleague who died from cancer in January.
A team from DLA Piper will cycle from Solihull to Amsterdam between August 30 and September 3 in aid of Marie Curie’s Big Build appeal to build a new hospice in Solihull. Russell Orme, the late office managing partner of DLA Piper in Birmingham, received “great” care from the charity before he died. The cyclists, who include Mark Beardmore, partners Jim Lavery and Tim Lake, legal director Craig Armstrong, associate Gareth Stokes and solicitors Robert Hallmark and Nicky Randle, have already raised £9,000 thanks to sponsors SCH, RPS, Europackaging, Cardell, Dignity Plc and the DLA Piper Charitable Trust.
Mr Beardmore said: “Marie Curie is our official office charity and one that is very close to our hearts.”
* Pictured are Tim Lake, Nicky Randle, Jim Lavery, Gareth Stokes, Craig Armstrong and Mark Beardmore.