As you will be aware my chosen charity of the year is the Princes Trust. BLS are taking up the annual Palace to Palace cycle challenge to support the important work that The Trust undertakes to support young people who are not in work training or education.
One in 5 young people in the UK need this sort of support, youth unemployment costs the UK economy around £10 million a day in lost productivity.
Many of the young people supported by the Princes Trust are in or leaving care, facing such issues as homelessness or mental health problems or have been in trouble with the law.
The Princes Trust gives young people the practical and financial support they need to stabilise their lives. They also develop key skills, confidence and motivation, enabling young people to move into work, education or training.
Please support us either by cycling alongside team BLS or by donating. I will be cycling along with members of BLS, so please come along and give us a cheer.
President, Birmingham Law Society