Staff from the store at Swindon will be pulling on their walking boots for charity on Saturday 31 August, as they hike 50km as part of TrekFest in the Peak District.
Trio of charities to benefit
Three members of the team will be taking part in the endurance event, each raising money for a different charity. Through individual JustGiving pages, store manager, Lauren Stevenson, has raised £1,014 for Cancer Research UK; receptionist, Megan Harper, has raised £500 for Bowel Cancer UK; and contact lens supervisor, Ben Peapell, has raised £260 for Human Relief Foundation. A further £320 has for been raised through customer donations in-store and will be split between each of the charities.
‘The trek is going to be tough,’ said Lauren. ‘We’re aiming to complete the route in 12 hours, which means setting off before 7 am. It’ll be a long day, but worth it for the charities we’ve chosen. Each is very special to us. Both Megan and I have lost someone close to us from cancer, so it means the world that people have donated. We want to raise as much money as possible and are still accepting donations via our JustGiving pages.’
The hike starts in the Hope Valley – the heart of the Peak District – and takes in some of the most beautiful scenery in the National Park, including the summit of Kinder Scout, a moorland plateau that at 636m is the highest point in the Peak District, Derbyshire and the East Midlands.
How to donate
To donate to one of their chosen charities, please visit the following web pages: