The Parkers team at Maidstone branch are always up for a dare and this month they are swapping their steel toe cap boots for hiking shoes and preparing for an epic walk of 16 miles through Kent to raise money for young people with cancer.
Pictured above left to right: Wayne, Ross, Mark, Ollie, Nick, Steve D, Tony and Luke (kneeling) at Maidstone branch preparing themselves for their Pilgrims’ Progress
PARKER MAIDSTONE BRANCH STAFF PREPARE FOR AN EPIC TASK
Starting at Hollingbourne, the challenge will see them follow the Pilgrims Way to Charing, and back again. This historical route was originally taken by the Pilgrims from Winchester in Hampshire to the shrine of Thomas Becket in Canterbury. In this case their chosen destination is rather different: The Dirty Habit Pub in Maidstone.
ALL IN A GOOD CAUSE
Luke Tuffield, Sales Executive at Parkers’ Maidstone branch said, “We’ve all been affected by cancer in some way, be it someone in our family or a close friend, so it means a lot to us to be able to help young people who are going through this terrible illness. I’m sure this challenge will be no ‘walk in the park’, but we hope it’s going to be a great way to push ourselves and raise those all-important funds.”
The walk is one of the many challenges and fundraising activities taken on by Parker Building Supplies in support of its 10-year partnership with Teenage Cancer Trust. The partnership has already produced an incredible £100,000 raised in support of young people with cancer, and our management, staff, customers and friends are only half way that dedicated 10 year journey.
Sian Cooper, Teenage Cancer Trust Regional Fundraiser said, “The team at Parker Building Supplies has been absolutely incredible with their fundraising and dedication to making a difference to the lives of young people with cancer. Their passion to help the cause is inspirational, and their continued support is also playing a huge role in raising awareness in the South East area. We can’t thank them enough!”.
TCT: HOW YOU CAN HELP…
We would be grateful for any donations for the Charity Hike via our Just Giving page. TO MAKE A DONATION PLEASE CLICK HERE
Teenage Cancer Trust makes sure the seven young people aged 13 to 24 diagnosed with cancer every day don’t face it alone. The charity works in partnership with the NHS, providing expert staff and specialist units in Principal Treatment Centres for cancer, and bring young people together so they can support each other.
Teenage Cancer Trust is aiming to provide specialised Nurses across the UK in order to reach all young people with cancer, no matter where they live. To do this they will need to raise £20 million a year, every year.