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BDO North takes on 170-mile Coast to Coast challenge in aid of charity

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A BDO team of budding fundraisers is taking on the 170-mile Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge in September, in a bid to raise more than £5,000 for charity.

More than 20 members of staff from across BDO’s Northern offices in Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool, will be taking on the two-day challenge in aid of Blood Cancer UK and The Christie Charity, which supports the development of cancer prevention, treatment, research and education.

Cycling from Morecambe to Bridlington, crossing the width of the UK on 6th and 7th September, the team will be hoping to exceed their fundraising target, which will be match-funded by BDO – the accountancy and business advisory firm.

Dan Brookes, Tax Partner at BDO LLP in Leeds, said: “The team has been clocking up the miles and putting in the training hours to prepare for what’s set to be a great charity challenge next month. It’s fantastic to bring so many people together from across our Northern offices and we’re really looking forward to getting on the road to complete the famous Way of the Roses cycle route.”

The Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge comes on the back of another charity event, after a team of 37 members of the BDO Northern Audit team completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in June, raising more than £6,000 for The Christie.

Ed Dwan, Partner and Head of BDO in the North West, added: “The charity endeavours of the BDO Northern team this summer have been fantastic. Regional charities rely heavily on the fundraising efforts of the communities around them and we’re delighted to be playing our part in supporting such wonderful causes, like Blood Cancer UK and The Christie.”