Lawyers get cycling for dementia awareness

Legal firm, Gotelee, officially marked the launch of their expanded Woodbridge team at their Deben M

Legal firm, Gotelee, officially marked the launch of their expanded Woodbridge team at their Deben Mill office To coincide with this, acknowledging dementia action week and the firms dementia friendly training commitment, they carried out a static-bike cycle effort at the offices - Credit: Gotelee

Suffolk law firm staff get cycling for dementia awareness.

A team of Suffolk legal experts have been showing their charitable support this week, at the same time as marking the launch of their expanded office.

Gotelee Solicitors, which has a number of branches throughout the county and formally launched its extended team provision in Woodbridge on Thursday, has long been committed to greater dementia awareness.

All of the firm’s senior staff have received Dementia Friends training throughout the last 12 months, and this week they will step up their efforts for the cause, as part of their ‘new era’ celebrations.

Coincidentally, the expanded Woodbridge team officially started at their new home as it fell in Dementia Awareness Week.

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With that in mind, the partners and solicitors have committed to cycle the distance between their Hadleigh and Woodbridge office – on a static bike – in support of the charitable campaign around dementia.

Nicola Weldon, one of the Woodbridge-based partners of the firm, is leading the sporting effort.

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She said: “When we realised we would be launching our new chapter in the same week as an awareness campaign for a cause we’re all so passionate about, it made sense to do something which would help contribute to awareness and raise money for those living with dementia.

“Our Woodbridge office is some 40 miles from our Hadleigh one, so a total of five members of staff will each have their turn on a static bike at our Deben Mill site, covering that distance.”

Gotelee Solicitors established its presence in Woodbridge in 2016, after taking over Margary Miller. As of this week, it will now officially have staff from its Quay Point office also working under the same roof as those already operating at the Deben Mill Business Park.

CEO Charles Rowett said: “This is a very exciting move for us. Our clients were finding that despite being positioned next to the Adnams shop in the car park, they struggled with finding a parking space for appointments. The Deben Mill office is much more accessible, with ample free parking and plenty of space for us to continue to grow.”

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