On June 18th over 20 intrepid members of Belfast Solicitor’s Association (BSA) are getting on their bikes to support their charity partner - Inspire. Their first “cycle for wellbeing” challenge is the 100 kilometre NDCC Coastal Challenge.
Steven Millar from Culbert-Martin Solictors said "I am delighted to take part in this cycle ride to support Inspire and the vital work it does to support mental health in our communities. The cycle ride itself will be quite a challenge and all our riders have varying levels of experience but we will all be supporting each other along the way. BSA has already raised around £5,000 for the charity so far this year and we hope our cycling challenges will add to this total.”
Nuala Dalcz, Director of External Affairs for Inspire offered her thanks, “The whole BSA team have been so supportive in terms of raising awareness of mental health and, with events like this, raising money for our services. Inspire provides mental health, addiction and learning disability support services across Northern Ireland and helps thousands of people every week. To see such support from the individuals in the BSA is fantastic.”
Through the cycle, the BSA aim not only to raise funds but also to raise awareness about mental health.
Eoghan McKenna, Chair of Belfast Solicitors’ Association, added “We in BSA are dedicated to playing our part in breaking down the stigma around mental illness. Partnering with Inspire we want to encourage people to look after their mental health and, through events like this cycle for wellbeing, raise the profile of this important cause.”