Fundraising walk through the night for Express
A group of six brave Marks & Spencer employees walked 100km along the Thames path, raising almost £2,000 so far for Express.
The fundraisers took part in the annual Thames Path Challenge from Putney to Henley, together with hundreds of other participants from other charities. They started at 9am on Saturday 12th September and walked through the night, stopping at regular intervals for food and drink, before arriving at the finishing line at 10.30am on Sunday.
“The first 50km were fun but after that it was incredibly difficult,” says Joe Hewlett who works at the M&S store. “We all suffered from blisters and minor injuries, but we were really happy and proud to complete the 100km for Express.”
Joe, 27, who did the Challenge on his own last year, enjoyed having the company of his five M&S colleagues, Cheryl, Jakki, Shannon, Sharon and Jon this time.
“We all supported each other when the going got tough,” says Joe. “Walking in the dark was tricky as we had to concentrate on not tripping over, but at least that took our minds off the pain and exhaustion.”
We are so grateful to Joe and his team from M&S for their amazing achievement. This will help us to keep the office running and support more families.
The M&S team fundraising page is still open so please do show your support, and lets break that £2000 barrier :)