Going the extra mile

Jul 15, 2012

Whitley Stimpson Partner Tim Wallbank is ‘going the extra mile’ this summer by taking part in a charity bike ride to raise money for a variety of popular UK charities. Tim will complete the challenging ‘Extra Mile’ ride through Europe together with brothers Ian and James Wallbank and cousin Steve Wallbank. The Whitley Stimpson team will join 55 teams of cyclists committed to making a positive difference by cycling a total of 500 miles for charity.

“We’re looking forward to participating in what promises to be quite a gruelling challenge!” comments Tim Wallbank, Partner, Whitley Stimpson, “The Extra Mile has an excellent track record of fundraising for charity, and this year’s £1m challenge has really motivated cyclists everywhere to put their best foot forward in support of some truly inspirational charities.”

Tim and his team will cycle a twisting, undulating route through Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium and France on their route to the finish line. The team will raise more than £1,200 in sponsorship, with two thirds of the funds being donated to Whitley Stimpson’s chosen charities Prostate Cancer UK and CLIC Sargent. A third of the funds will be donated to Extra Mile’s 2012 charities, which include St John’s Ambulance, Willen Hospice and East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Whitley Stimpson will report back on Tim’s progress and welcomes your support as Tim and his team prepare to complete the ride. The firm remains committed to giving back to the community and supporting worthy causes, with Partner Jonathan Walton having cycled from London to Brussels earlier this year in support of Cancer Research UK and from London to Paris in 2010 in raise money for Children with Leukaemia. Whitley Stimpson has also sponsored a local marathon runner and a power lifter, and supports a charity providing much-needed medical equipment in Malawi, along with many local charity initiatives.

If you would you like to sponsor Tim and his team, their JustGiving sponsorship page can be found at: justgiving. Further information about the Extra Mile challenge and the charities it supports can be found at www.extra.mile.org.uk/charities.aspx. The organisation is now in its tenth year of running charity bike rides in Europe.

Photograph from left to right: Tim Wallbank, Steve Wallbank, Ian Wallbank and James Wallbank