We’re delighted that Reeds Rains branches are taking part is some exciting activities in support of our Cash for Kids fundraising. Here’s details of two branches who’ve decided to put their best foot forward (literally) with adventurous walking challenges.
In Reeds Rains in Rhyl there are plans to climb up Mount Snowden in the weeks to come, once they can guarantee better weather conditions. It will be Branch Manager, Tom Brown, joined by Derry Johnson, Kaitlin Ellerman as well as Matthew Lewis, their Financial Adviser.
Tom explains: “We wanted to do something different and being the only Welsh branch, I thought it was a great idea to tie our Cash for Kids fundraising with a Welsh challenge and, of course, there’s the added incentive of stunning views and even a celebratory glass of wine when we get to the summit.
Basically any charity that supports and helps children who need it most is, in our eyes, a very worthy cause and whilst we know the trek will be hard, we’re simply pleased to be doing our bit in support.”
We’ve also got our team in Eccleshall who have decided to set themselves the challenge to cover the equivalent distance it would take to walk to Sancerre in France – Eccleshall’s twin town.
The distance will be 1,147.8 miles which, as Branch Manager, Nicola-Jane Dyson explains – is a lot of steps to cover. “If the average person walks 7,040 steps a day over 30 days, that’s 100 miles and yet, with the support and encouragement we’re gaining from friends, colleagues as well as local people and businesses, we think we can do it. My husband (who works alongside us) is personally undertaking 500,000 steps towards our Trek to Sancerre and will be out pounding the streets to finish his goal on Friday.
We’ve been really encouraged by the support we’ve gained and, whilst we won’t make it to France in person, we’re certainly making sure that every step around Eccleshall will count towards our fundraising.
We’re also hosting a really exciting raffle with some great prizes that we’ve also gained from local businesses including London House, Social MeOw, Bethan Ward Beauty Salon, Salon Loco, Little Monsters, Will & Jo's, NAG Personal Trainer, Simply Scrumptious Cupcakes, Weleda Well-Being, Fletchers Garden Centre, Spencers the Jewellers, Eccleshall Animal Health and Saddlery and even, the very appropriately named, Sancerre Wine Bar. We’re so grateful for all their support.”
Good luck Rhyl and Eccleshall – a great effort by you all.