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Stratford law firm saddles up for cancer charity which supported boss' teenage daughter

Editorial Correspondent 11th Jul, 2019 Updated: 11th Jul, 2019

PARTNERS at a Stratford law firm are preparing to cycle 310 miles to support and thank young people’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent.

Michael Wakeling, Alastair Frew and James Spreckley will take part in the London to Paris Cycle Challenge, as part of the Lodders Charitable Foundation’s fund-raising efforts.

The firm became aware of CLIC Sargent after James, who is head of the rural sector team, experienced its support first-hand.

He explained “Last year, my eldest daughter Sophia was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma at the age of 15.

“It is the news every parent fears, and left the whole family in a state of shock.

“From the outset, CLIC Sargent provided us with a dedicated nurse, who supported the whole family and helped with both our practical and emotional needs.

“I am very pleased to say that following six months of chemotherapy, Sophia has returned to school and is doing all the things a teenager should do.

“But we are now all too aware that many others are undergoing treatment and relying on the care and support of CLIC Sargent.

“The London to Paris bike ride is our way of giving something back to this amazing organisation, which does so much for so many children and their families.”

The trio will join more than 100 cyclists for the start of the four-day ride when it leaves Crystal Palace National Sports Centre on July 24.

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