Biking For Barnardo's


During the third week of August 15th - 19th, Frank Lissimore will be riding his motorbike taking part in the QS Bucket List Challenge 2016 

Frank comments, "It was not until recently when I met with workers at our local Barnardo's branch, that I understood how important raising money for a large Frank's bikenational charity was - I had always imagined that large charities such as Barnardo's didn't need my help -  I was amazed at how a  small amount of extra money could help a local office"    

Quality Solicitors with it's 80 firms and 200 offices provides a national service but with a local presence - as do Barnardo's with their work.  For some years  QS firms have supported  Barnardo's through their will scheme and I decided to drive to some of the firms and help fund raise Barnardo's in their new campaign, hopefully raising awareness of the needs and work of Barnardo's and at the same time raising money

The challenge is the latest initiative in the partnership between QualitySolicitors & Barnardo’s, which dates back to 2010 and was established to enable Barnardo’s supporters and QualitySolicitors’ clients intending to remember the charity in their Wills, to do so without charge. Gifts in Wills account for half of the money donated to Barnardo’s by the public and provide vital funds to deliver services for disadvantaged children across the UK, in areas such as leaving care and child sexual exploitation. Over 2,000 scheme participants have chosen to leave a legacy to Barnardo’s in their Wills to date, helping to ensure that vulnerable children who will need Barnardo’s support in the future, will have someone to turn to.

In addition to the Will Scheme, staff at QualitySolicitors have gone the extra mile to support and raise awareness for Barnardo’s work, from visiting Barnardo’s projects and retail stores, to speaking at jointly run events to promote Will writing and the partnership and raising money via other wonderful initiatives such as ‘Wear Green to Work’ and the ‘Big Bake Off for Barnardo’s’.

Toni Wensley, Operations Manager at Amphlett Lissimore comments; “Everyone at QualitySolicitors Amphlett Frank's route across UK Lissimore is really excited about the QS Bucket List Challenge for Barnardo’s. QualitySolicitors has had a successful partnership with the charity for over five years now and this event represents a real opportunity for all of our staff in the Crystal Palace office to get behind a hugely worthy cause.

Dylan Carroll, Partnership Manager at Barnardo’s comments; “We are so proud of our partnership with QualitySolicitors that is now running into its fifth year. QualitySolicitors has been a really supportive partner helping Barnardo’s to deliver a whole host of fundraising initiatives, but also the Will Scheme designed to help safeguard the UK’s most disadvantaged children in the future. We look forward to watching Frank's progress in the QS Bucket List Challenge for Barnardo’s and are confident it will make a positive impact to the lives of some of the most hard to reach young people we support across the UK today. Thank you to all who will once again, go the extra mile to support our work.”

Frank started his Biking for Barnardo’s fund raising with a May Ball in 2015, at which £4000 was raised – You can  support Franks fund raising for 2016  by  sponsoring him through his just giving page his JustGiving page:

You can check all the pictures of his ride by clicking here.


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