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Lawyer gets skates on for charity

A Birmingham lawyer gave it some stick when he took part in an internationally recognised charity ice hockey tournament and helped raise over £100,000 for good causes.

Orlando Beckett, a chartered legal executive at Clarke Willmott, represented Prostate Cancer UK at the annual UK Forum All Star tournament in Cardiff Bay at the Ice Arena Wales. 

The charity is very special to Orlando as both his father and grandfather have been treated for prostate cancer and, as a result, he himself must be extra-vigilant about his own health.

“The message from Prostate Cancer UK is that it is imperative for all men to get themselves checked if they have any concerns at all, and especially if there is a family history of it,” he said.

Orlando’s ice hockey teammates faced off against seven other teams representing charities including Mind, Help for Heroes and British Heart Foundation.

“I have seen first-hand the amazing work Prostate Cancer UK does throughout the country and was extremely proud to be chosen to represent them at the Forum event. A big thank you to everyone who sponsored me personally and also to the thousands of people who turned up to watch the tournament in Cardiff.”

To date the competition has raised £112,000 – with organisers expecting that total to rise past £650,000 once all the sponsorship money has been collected.

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