Cheesy riders in charity challenge
A TEAM of Bristol lawyers took a grand trip out to raise funds for a city hospital appeal.
The Burges Salmon team took part in a Wallace and Gromit-inspired cycle challenge in support of a new £1million heart theatre at Bristol Children's Hospital.
They started the three-day cycle ride in Wensleydale, Yorkshire, towing the film duo's favourite cheese 320 miles back to Bristol.
At the end of the ride the team was met by the mascots of the Grand Appeal, the hospital charity, Wallace and Gromit.
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The firm has been supporting the Children's Heart Appeal as its charity of the year.
The team of lawyers cycled more than 100 miles a day through the Yorkshire Dales, the Peak District and the Cotswolds, towing the 21kg truckle of Wensleydale cheese by trailer.
Burges Salmon partner Keith Beattie, who took part in the ride, said: "Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal is our charity of the year and we know from first-hand experience how valuable the cardiac unit's work is – as it recently saved the life of one of our colleague's children. We wanted a fun way of supporting this serious cause and, given the Wallace and Gromit link, it had to involve Wensleydale cheese."
The Children's Heart Appeal was launched last week to raise funds for a hybrid theatre where open surgery and other cardiac procedures can be carried out at the same time.
For more information visit www.grandappeal. org.uk or call 0117 927 3888.