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Hiking 26 Miles for Macmillan Cancer Support

2019 has been the year of setting ourselves challenges for Stancold colleagues, where we’ve taken part in 10K & Half Marathon races, a first for several of the team, leading up to a very recent 26-mile hike across the Wye Valley.

The Wye Valley Mighty Hike, one of the eight in the Mighty Hike portfolio, is an annual walking event organised by Macmillan Cancer Support, challenging fundraisers to hike approximately 26 miles along the Wye Valley river and through the quaint surrounding areas, starting from Chepstow and finishing in Monmouth.

Those that stepped forward to take part were Andy Croxton, Donna Weeks, Stacy Horseman, Sam Taylor, Lee Duffield & Sarah Gore-Booth.

This wasn’t like anything any of the team had taken part in before so when we signed up in February this year, training plans were formed (admittedly then forgotten about), walking boots purchased and messages sent to friends and family to let them know of our efforts.

On Saturday 7th September, after an eye-wateringly early meet-up of 5.30am for the 7.30am start, Stancold completed the hike in just over 10 hours. Comprising of steep hills and longer gradual descents, shaded woodlands and open fields, encouraging locals offering tea and cake outside their homes and a (very) welcome glass of bubbly at the finish, this was by no means an easy feat for Team Stancold. This is why we’re so proud of the team for what they have achieved as part of this challenge!

Throughout our fundraising period, we were really focussed on smashing our donations target of £1500 – we certainly achieved this and so much more! With the support of our family, friends, colleagues, suppliers and clients, we have raised a fantastic £2577 for such a worthy cause and we are so grateful for everyone that got involved in any way, shape or form. We’re also very grateful for the dry and cool weather for the duration.

While we hang up our boots and trainers for 2019 and ponder over next year’s activities, we’re still able to discuss any upcoming project plans with you, so feel free to get in touch with us on 0117 316 7000 or send us an enquiry here.