Peter Jackson, a solicitor at Hawksford Law, part of the Hawksford Group, is now past the halfway point on his 1,200 mile cycle ride to the company’s Zurich office (and back to Jersey).

Mr Jackson, 57, set off from Jersey on 30th September, raising money for charity, Cancer Research. He has now reached the company’s Zurich office and after taking in the view, and spending three hours resting, has turned his bicycle around and is heading back to Jersey. He is expected to arrive back in Jersey around 17th October.

Mr Jackson organised the cycle ride as he recently lost both his father, Steve Jackson, and his secretary of many years, Wendy Tuckwood, to cancer within a few months of one another. He said the going has been tough but he has really enjoyed most of the ride so far: ‘I am exhausted but the adrenalin keeps me going. I have cycled in all weather conditions from 30 degree sunshine to strong headwinds, heavy rain and snowy mountain roads… I am also delighted to hear that my colleagues and I have already raised over £3,000 for my chosen charity and it was lovely to see the photo they tweeted of themselves on exercise bikes in the office, supporting me. It is good to know they’re with me.’

‘We are all very proud of Peter,’ said Peter Murley, chief executive, Hawksford. ‘He seems to be enjoying his ride and his daily updates have certainly made us all smile. I am astounded that he decided to take a last minute detour as he wanted to follow a famous Tour de France stage, adding in an additional long and painful climb! We have all felt inspired by Peter this week and will continue to support him by raising as much money as we can!’

Islanders who wish to make a donation can do so at Mr Jackson’s Justgiving page – www.justgiving.com/peter-jackson9.

Hawksford is a leading independent funds and fiduciary services provider with a range of differentiated product offerings, which include investment fund administration, employee solutions, law services including wills and probate, family office and the management of image and royalty rights. Hawksford acquired Zurich based firm, L-S&S GmbH, earlier this year.