18 Miles for Macmillan Trust


Anglian employee Craig Mann and his team of 7 others decided they wanted to do their bit to help support the Macmillan Trust, by doing an 18 mile treck from the Bure Valley railway to Aylsham.

From Bure Valley railway to Aylsham it is 9 miles, but they all decided they would go there and back to show true grit and determination to raise money for a good cause. With a few moans and groans, a blister or two, the walk was complete in about 6 hours, taking their average speed to around 3mph. Quite a tough pace to stick I assure you.

Craig who works in the Anglian glass factory was sponsored £100 by Anglian for him to do his bit. He went on to raise a further £300 to take his individual total to £400, impressively.

In total the group managed to raise £1000, all to go to the Macmillan Trust, which supports those affected by cancer.

From left to right, Craig Mann, Gavin Smith and Rob Daley

From left to right, Craig Mann, Gavin Smith and Rob Daley

Rob Daley, one of the walkers said, “One in three people will be directly affected by cancer in their lifetime. The work that Macmillan do to support and care for those living with this disease is invaluable, and something that we should all support. I’m very proud of everybody that completed this walk, and I’m sure that this will be just the first of many fundraising events we undertake. I would like to thank Anglian Home Improvements for their generous donation to this very worthy cause.”

Craig Mann, the person behind this lovely idea explained, “I participated in this event to raise money for Macmillan as I really wanted to give something to people who really need it, and doing this walk was the least I could do. I am very proud to be a part of it and thank everyone in helping me make over £400.”

From everyone at the Anglian Home Improvements blogging team we applaud your hard work to raise that much money for a such worthy cause and are sure the money will be put to good use with the charity.

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