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BCL Legal Recruitment Consultants are going the extra mile

With all the doom and gloom of the financial markets in the press of late the recruitment consultants at BCL Legal nationwide are not slowing down and instead are pulling out all the stops.

A number of energetic consultants have been exercising their way around the UK and Europe raising money for charities and making those of us still in bed on a Sunday morning feel very guilty.

In May 2008 Matthew Porter, a senior consultant from BCL Legal’s Manchester office, completed the West Highland Way in four days. The ‘Way’ links Milngavie and Fort William and is 95 miles long, from the outskirts of Scotland’s largest city to the foot of its highest mountain, following the shores of its largest freshwater loch. It passes through a wide range of different terrains, ranging from lowland moors, through dense woodland and rolling hills, to high mountainous regions.

Later on that month Matthew Porter and colleague Tom Crampton from the Leeds office successfully completed the Manchester 10K raising money for Christies.

This month, Victoria Moore took part in a charity bike ride from London to Paris which involved cycling over 300 miles in 4 days. At one point in the ride Victoria managed to loose the group and accumulated an extra 15 miles up and down a hill to get back on course! Not deterred Victoria completed the course and with 90 others they raised a total of £100,000 for various charities. Victoria managed to raise over £1,200 for Diabetes UK.

Also this month, in between recruiting lawyers in the North East of England, James Hitti took part in the ‘Race the Sun’ competition which involved cycling, mountain climbing and canoeing over a long and grueling course. They climbed the third highest mountain in Britain, only to be turned away from the summit due to 65mph winds! Having negotiated the mountain they then cycled 2 miles to Lake Thirlmere to complete the 2 mile canoe section, finally a 22 miles ride home. James took 11 hours and raised over £2,000 for Action Medical Research. James’s next adventure will be to trek Kilimanjaro in June 2009 to raise money to promote sports for disabled children.

Director Victoria Clark will be running the Tatton 10K on Saturday raising money for the Macmillan nurses and James Brewster, Associate Director at BCL Legal’s Bristol office will be taking part in the Stroud half marathon in October.

BCL Legal is the largest regional legal recruitment company in England and recruits lawyers and solicitors into legal jobs in private practice and commerce and industry in the regions. Offices in Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool and Reading.

If you would like any further information please contact Director Victoria Clark on 0845 241 0933 or info@bcllegal.com

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