Bird & Bird are fundraising to support adults and children in London and the south east to a life beyond crisis.

We will be taking on the London to Brighton bike ride on September 10th - 55 miles from London to the coast. Our cyclists taking on this challenge are Micaela Matagi, Laura Gray, Jazmin Cole, Luke Evans, Tom Hooper and Alice Peet.

Hestia is a charity that supports adults and children in London and the south east during times of crisis, including people who have experienced domestic abuse and modern slavery, people struggling with their mental health, older people and ex-offenders.

Last year Hestia supported more than 14,000 adults and children.

Hestia's services are wide-ranging, and help to address people's emotional and practical needs, whether that's by providing them with a home, offering them support in the community, or working with them to access education or work opportunities. Hestia is also supported by nearly 1,000 volunteers across London who provide specialist skills such as art therapy, yoga, IT, gardening, and cooking.

Please support us in achieving our target, and help the thousands of women and children supported by Hestia to a life beyond crisis.

Joe Weghofer