With riders on the Tour de France taking a rest day, cycling fans may be wondering what to do with themselves - but if they are also wannabe lawyers they will be pleased to hear that Freshfields is supporting Barclays in an initiative called Wheels for Change, a bike ride to raise thousands of pounds for UNICEF.
Following on from last year’s Edinburgh to London cycle, in September, Freshfields will join Barclays Legal on a 9-day bike ride from Paris to Milan covering 600 miles including crossing the Alps.
Mark Chapman, Retail and Business Banking General Counsel says, “As part of Barclays Citizenship agenda we encourage employees to be a force for good in society and I am proud to join once again with my legal and compliance colleagues under the Wheels for Change banner raising funds for UNICEF charities. Last year’s achievement was beyond all expectations and I hope we will make a significant impact again in 2012. Judging by the team’s commitment and the energetic support of our sponsors, I am confident that we will and I look forward to doing the ride again this year. I would encourage everyone to get involved in any way they can for this worthy cause”.
So not only do you get to work for a Magic Circle firm, and raise thousands of pounds for UNICEF but you also get to have a once-in-a-lifetime trip under cover of Corporate Social Responsibility!