Ison Harrison Supports Former Client In Charity Bike Ride
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At Ison Harrison we pride ourselves on implementing a customer care policy that leaves a lasting impression on our clients, and a great example of this is that the relationships we build don’t simply end when our legal duties have been completed to everyone’s satisfaction.
Abigail is a 20-year-old self-employed beautician who has successfully established her own business over the last two years. This is despite having Erb’s Palsy from birth, an injury to the nerve fibres in the arm sustained during the birthing process, and often the result of clinical negligence.
Ison Harrison have represented Abigail in her fight to earn compensation for her injuries, and we are now very proud to sponsor her father Lee in a charity bike ride in support of the Erb’s Palsy Group and two other charities very close to the family and their friends.
Raising money for worthy causes
Lee Birmingham is working with a group of three cyclists undertaking a 160 mile bike ride over two days and Ison Harrison are one of seven local businesses all getting behind the mammoth task, including Abigail’s own business Adorable Beauty. Lee is a married father of two living in Wakefield and Head of Foodservice UK & International for Pukka Pies Ltd, and he is no stranger to arranging very worthy charity events.
This is the 4th one
The first three saw us going to London, at Lords Cricket Ground twice and Wembley Stadium, we have raised around £7,000 so far in total.
The group’s aim now is to raise a further £3,500 over the 24th and 25th August with a cycle ride from Wakefield to Bridlington and back.
And Lee has built up quite a team of experienced cyclists to do it:
There will be three cyclists plus myself as the support driver,
Jon Morley is a retired Detective Sergeant from West Yorkshire Police, Dan Ryan and Steve Sutton both work for Network Rail. Myself, Jon and Dan are next door neighbours and Steve is Dan’s friend and work colleague.
Supporting Erb’s Palsy Group and other worthy charities
The Erb’s Palsy Group is a charity very close to Lee’s heart after they supported his family so well over many years while Abigail was growing up. However, the other two charities also have close ties to the group, as Lee explains:
Jon Morley’s daughter Annabelle plays rugby for East Leeds Girls/Ladies ARLFC. They have coached her for a good few years and have a fantastic youth policy. They really encourage girls and ladies to play sport and are a fully inclusive club. Annabelle has come through the Junior ranks and now plays open age for the Ladies 1st XIII (she is 17 years old ) and has very recently signed for Castleford Tigers Ladies.
The Bone Cancer Research Trust is the third charity being supported by the group. “Jon and I both know a family who sadly recently lost their son to this horrible disease. He passed away at the young age of 22.”
Yorkshire solicitors supporting former client
Ison Harrison have agreed to a sponsorship package that will see the company’s name proudly displayed on the support vehicle and the cyclists’ jerseys, as well as being involved in the widespread social media campaign that aims to publicise the cycle ride far and wide and attract as much sponsorship as possible.
Lee ends with his own personal objectives for the two-day charity event: “We hope to get a sense of great self-satisfaction, some fun along the way, a great amount of money needed for the charities/clubs and to stay dry… well at least for the cyclists… “
With that, Lee is on his way to continue preparations for the charity bicycle ride that is looking like it could become an annual event.
With this being the fourth charity event the group have organised there is certainly a pattern forming and Ison Harrison are very proud to see a past client doing so well and are more than happy to lend our support.