Hallmark Solicitors representing Hull and East Yorkshire in national law firm challenge

Hull-based commercial law firm Hallmark Solicitors is set to represent the region as it prepares to take on Breast Cancer Now’s Tour de Law challenge.

Caitlyn Leeman, Ajibola Akanbi, Lesley Medina, and Uche Akali

Taking place on Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 October, the event will see Hallmark compete against top law firms across the country in a virtual cycling challenge in a bid to become 2023 Tour de Law champions.

Uche Akali, managing director of Hallmark Solicitors, said: “We see the Tour de Law as somewhat of a ‘David and Goliath’ challenge – we’re raising money alongside national and international law firms and we’re determined to make our mark on the competition!”

With 100 15-minute cycling slots allocated across the two days – and participants able to sign up for as many or few slots as they like – the firm that clocks up the highest combined distance and fundraising total will be crowned victorious.

Aiming to raise as much as possible to go towards life-changing breast cancer research and support, Hallmark is now looking for support from local business in order to help reach its fundraising goal.

Uche continued: “We’re asking the local business community to join us in raising money for what is a hugely worthy cause and help us to shatter our target to really make a mark on the competition.

“This cause is particularly personal to my family, as my husband is a breast reconstruction surgeon at Castle Hill Hospital. So we have first-hand experience of how charities such as Breast Cancer Now can benefit those living with cancer.

“He will be joining us on the day along with a couple of his colleagues to show their support and help us reach our target, whilst answering any questions participants or the public may have.”

The law firm is also drawing in support from the local community, with aspiring law students at Hymers College volunteering to help clock in the kilometres cycled for the Tour de Law challenge.

Emily Pennack, development manager at Hymers College, said of the challenge: “We’re looking forward to joining the team at Hallmark in cycling our way to victory as part of its Tour de Law team. Its hugely important for us to give back to the community in any way that we can and we’re more than happy to be taking part.”

By participating in Breast Cancer Now’s Tour de Law, Hallmark is helping the charity to provide support for today, and hope for the future, for patients and families affected by the devastating disease that is cancer.

Those who would like to show their support and cheer on the team can see the cyclists racking up the miles outside of its head office at Chandler’s Court on High Street.

Those looking to donate to Hallmark Solicitor’s Tour de Law challenge can visit its JustGiving page here.

To find out more information about Hallmark Solicitors, visit hallmarksolicitors.co.uk