Chancerygate has tackled a marathon challenge totalling a combined 500 miles, in a bid to raise a target of £20,000 for charities Sparkles and Parkinson’s UK. This distance spans the length from the company’s northernmost scheme in Livingston, Scotland, to its southernmost in Poole, Dorset.
A total of 30 employees from the industrial developer and asset manager tackled either a 13 or 27-mile route between Hampton Court Bridge and Tower Bridge, following the Thames Path national trail. On a hot and humid day, all of the participants achieved their individual goals.
The team of runners and walkers has already received more than £19,000 in online and in-person donations and gift aid to date. Donations are still being accepted via the Virgin Money Giving website.
The supported charities have personal meaning to several Chancerygate employees who have family members directly affected by the conditions they work to address.
Sparkles supports pre-school children with Down’s Syndrome living in and around Buckinghamshire, providing speech, language, physio and occupational therapies.
Donations to Parkinson’s UK help fund research into treatments for the disease and support for those affected.
Celebrating the team’s efforts, Chancerygate managing director, Richard Bains, said: “This was a challenging but very worthwhile way for us to spend a hot, sunny Friday.
“Chancerygate has been a proud supporter of both Sparkles and Parkinson’s UK over the last two years. We care deeply about these charities and I’m proud that the whole team wanted to commit even further and undertake a gruelling challenge on their behalf.
“We know the charities appreciate every donation received. Thank you for everyone’s generosity so far and it would be great to see more funds contributed before we close fundraising at the end of July.”