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Hard-working Helen to tackle epic Far East challenge in memory of close friend

3rd June, 2016

A Chester legal ace with a passion for sport has agreed to take on a gruelling physical challenge to cycle from Vietnam to Cambodia for charity.

Helen Watson, Partner and Head of Employment Law at Chester-based Aaron & Partners, will cycle 450km – just over 279 miles – in the heat and humidity of the Far East in aid of Women v Cancer and Claire House Children’s Hospice.

She will be spurred on throughout the journey by the memory of a close friend who died of cancer five years ago.

“In 2011 I lost one of my best friends, a mother of three, to ovarian cancer,” said Helen. “In autumn the following year completed the Women v Cancer cycle challenge in her memory. I was staggered at the generosity of my friends and colleagues who helped me to raise almost £5,000 for this very worthy cause.”

Helen is also raising money for Claire House Children’s Hospice in Clatterbridge, where she is currently the Chair of Trustees

Training for her epic journey is already underway and fundraising has already begun.

The cycle ride takes place from November 1–12 and will see Helen and the rest of the Women v Cancer cycle team ride through two of South East Asia’s most fascinating countries.

The challenge starts in  Ho Chi Minh City – formerly Saigon – in Vietnam and finishes at the world heritage site of Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

“Earlier this year, to boost my fundraising I hosted a black tie ball event and managed to raise a fantastic £3,000 of donations,” said Helen. “I really appreciate all the sponsorship that people have so kindly pledged for these worthy causes,” said Helen.

To support Helen’s challenge visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Helen-Watson2016

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