PEDALLING WITH A PURPOSE: TEAM HL AIM TO RAISE £500 IN THE CYCLE FOR SMART WORKS CHALLENGE
Pedal-pushers at Harris Lamb will pull on their cycling helmets next week to raise money for an annual fundraising initiative aimed at helping women in need into employment.
Smart Works Birmingham’s Cycle for Smart Works Challenge has taken place for several years, always taking place in March to coincide with International Women’s Day, and Harris Lamb is a big supporter of the campaign.
Smart Works Birmingham provides vital support for women in need, supplying them with suitable clothing for interviews to help them enter the workplace to become financially independent.
The Cycle for Smart Works Challenge sees teams work together to collectively pedal 500 miles within seven days, raising money for the charity, whether it’s on the road, in the gym, or at home.
Fiona Mellor, who is taking part in Harris Lamb’s fundraising foursome along with Andy Smith, Andy Groves and John Pearce, said: “We have taken part in this event several times since Smart Works launched the challenge, raising funds to help the organisation continue its important work.
“Smart Works Birmingham was launched in 2016, and has a huge impact on the women it supports, all of whom are referred to the charity by housing associations, women’s shelters, job centres and training organisations.
“The Birmingham centre, in Bradford Street, serves the whole of the West Midlands, and asked businesses across the region to take part in the cycle challenge in a bid to help as many women as possible back into the workplace in a bid to escape poverty, gain financial stability and restore confidence.
“Team HL will be pedalling with a purpose for seven days from Monday 20th February in a bid to raise £500 for the charity, with all support welcome, be it via sponsorship or a little virtual cheering on,” she added.
To support the team, visit https://www.justgiving.com/team/teamharrislamb.