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Last weekend the Hattons team took part in the fifth annual Irn Bru Taylor Park Challenge, a special event organised by the Steve Prescott Foundation.
The charity shares close ties with Hattons through our business development manager Mike Denning, close friend of the late Steve Prescott and chairman of the highly active foundation. The event was the first to take place since Steve’s passing last November and plenty of people came to show their support for a great cause.
Hattons Solicitors is showing its support for the Steve Prescott Foundation by getting involved in their latest fundraising event. The AskVAS Walk For Precky, which started on the 5th of May, will see Hattons Business Development Manager Mike Denning and a number of volunteers and support staff walking the 900 miles that separate Land’s End from John O’Groats, all in the space of 12 gruelling days.
The walk will help raise money for the foundation and the many charities and organisations associated with it. These include the Christie Cancer Hospital, rugby league injury support charity Try Assist and the Oxford Transplant Foundation.
Stephen Bunting, is playing in the UK Open finals this Friday, Saturday and Sunday live on ITV4. Hattons Solicitors ( who sponsored and presented Stephens Pride of St Helens Sports Personality Award recently) are proud to support this local champion Stephen who won the World title, and a Pro Tour event on his first weekend at the PDC. Hattons Solicitors senior Partner Bruce Hatton said “We are really excited and very proud to be associated with such a worthy champion and hope to work with Stephen further in the future”
More and more people are taking to their bicycles as concerns are raised over car pollution, saving money on fuel and improving health. The government announced last week that they were going to inject a massive £94m cash injection to promote cycling. Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Newcastle, Bristol, Cambridge, Oxford and Norwich will share £77m, with four national parks getting a further £17m.
The money is set to improve existing and fund new cycle routes. The government says it also wants to cut red tape to facilitate cyclist-friendly planning.
Prime Minister David Cameron said he wanted to start “a cycling revolution”. The government is aiming to make it easier and safer for people who already cycle, as well as encouraging more people to take up cycling.
Greater Manchester will get £20m of the budget to build or improve a huge 30 miles of cycle paths and create new 20mph speed limit zones around the city.
Cyclist deaths rose 10% to 122 during 2012, with serious injuries increasing to a massive 3208 up by 4%, the latter increasing for the eighth consecutive year.
Shadow transport secretary Maria Eagle said: “No amount of cynical spin from David Cameron will make up for the fact that, immediately on taking office, he axed Cycle England, the Cycle Demonstration Towns scheme and the annual £60m budget to support cycling that he inherited.
“Since then he has axed targets to reduce deaths and serious injuries on our roads, reduced traffic enforcement, cut the THINK! awareness campaign and allowed longer HGVs.
“Tragically the number of cyclist deaths is now at a five-year high, reversing the progress that was starting to be made, and reports of new casualties are becoming a weekly occurrence,” she said.
Of the 122 deaths in 2012, 106 are known to have taken place due to a collision with a motor vehicle, while a number of the remaining deaths are still being investigated. In 61 of the fatalities, a car was involved, but others involved Lorries, HGV’s, Buses, Taxis and Motorbikes.
Debbie Wainwright, Associate Solicitor at Hattons Solicitors said, “It is reasonable to assume that the more cyclists that take to the road the higher the risk of accidents and without suitable cycle routes and safety in many places, accidents will continue to happen. Increasing dangerous road conditions are another cause of problems for cyclists with large potholes, ice and raised road surfaces, which the government is yet to tackle to the extent needed for safe road conditions. It is great that the government are attempting to take action but is it too little too late? Only time will tell.”
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Information taken from BBC News online article on 12th August, The Times online article 2nd January 2013