Irwin Mitchell, a leading personal injury law firm and a member of the RoadPeace Legal Panel, has pledged their commitment to reducing road deaths and injuries by confirming their involvement as a Silver Sponsor for the Andy Cox Challenge 2022, which is taking place between May 16-22, 2022.
More than half of UK police forces have already confirmed their involvement in the event, which will see police officers and staff join forces to run, cycle, walk or travel by any other means across their force area.
The forces will form local fundraising teams which will help to reach the overall event target of £500,000 for the road victims’ charity, RoadPeace.
Crucially, the challenge will also aim to get the public talking about road deaths and the devastation they cause to families and communities every day.
The event will be spearheaded by Detective Chief Superintendent Andy Cox, Head of Crime at Lincolnshire Police, who became well-known during the first UK lockdown after single-handedly launching a campaign to tackle speeding.
Claire Newstead, Partner, Irwin Mitchell : “We have a long history of supporting victims and their families who have suffered as a result of a road traffic collision. The importance of raising road safety issues is a constant and Andy’s challenge and the work of RoadPeace is so important in keeping the dialogue in the public domain. Not only are we proud to be a sponsor, but two of our colleagues are also taking up the challenge alongside Andy. Ex serving police officers Phil King and David Clements will be taking part on the week long challenge and we wish them all the very best of luck in completing this amazing challenge.”
Updated on: 16 March 2022