Lawyers raise thousands for homeless

5 October, 2015
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish

Staff from law firm Cripps have raised over £4,300 for Kent’s leading homeless charity by cycling from London to Tunbridge Wells.


They were taking part in the first ever ‘Tour de Cripps’, cycling between three of the Cripps offices on 25 September, a 90km route taking them from the London office near Charing Cross to Tunbridge Wells via Kings Hill.


The ride was in aid of Porchlight, Kent’s leading homelessness charity, which works with vulnerable children, young people and adults to change their lives for the better and provide long-term support to get their lives back on track.


Trainee solicitor Hannah Proctor, who organised the event, said: “It was a great success – the weather was glorious and we only suffered one puncture which, ironically, was only three miles from the end.


“The route was brutal at points with a 15% gradient hill and others nearly as steep, so it was great that the staff in our Kings Hill office came out to greet us when we arrived and there was a huge welcome in Tunbridge Wells. We had an after party at Velo House cycling café and someone who benefits from Porchlight’s services came along to give us an insight into the great work the charity does. It looks like Tour de Cripps will become an annual event.”


The total raised was £4,308.14, with a few more donations expected.


Anyone wishing in supporting the Cripps team can donate here.