Banbury based accountancy firm Whitley Simpson pride themselves in ‘going that extra mile’ and that’s exactly what Partner Tim Wallbank did when he joined his brothers and cousin in the ‘Extra Mile’ Luxembourg to Versailles cycle challenge raising nearly £2,500 for charity with donations still being received.
‘Team Wallbank’ consisting of Tim, Ian, James and Steve Wallbank, joined 55 teams of cyclists to weave their way through 500miles of European countryside on a relentless and unforgiving route through Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium and France.
Commenting on one of the toughest endurance tests he has faced to date, Tim Wallbank, Partner, Whitley Stimpson said: “I’m proud that we took part in such a gruelling and fun challenge. All 55 teams were highly motivated to complete a fantastically organised yet truly testing event and the camaraderie that developed throughout most definitely helped us break through several pain barriers!”
The team has raised more than £2,400 to date with two thirds 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.
“We are extremely appreciative of the generous support and motivation received from all associated with Whitely Stimpson” comments Tim Wallbank.” We would like to thank you all for contributing to our chosen charities, which we hope you agree are truly inspirational causes. We have exceeded our initial fundraising target and hope to reach £2,500 with donations still being received.”
There is still time to sponsor Tim and his team by visiting their JustGiving sponsorship page which can be found at: http://www.justgiving/LesBanquesdeMur.
Whitley Stimpson has more than one cycling enthusiast with Partner Jonathan Walton having cycled from London to Brussel’s earlier this year in support of Cancer Research UK and from London to Paris in 2010 to raise money for Children with Leukaemia.
The firm remains committed to giving back to the community and supporting worthy causes having also sponsored a local marathon runner, a power lifter and many other local initiatives. Support is also offered internationally to a charity that provides medical equipment in Malawi.
(Photograph from left to right: James Wallbank Steve Wallbank, Ian Wallbank and Tim Wallbank)