Staff from Harrison Drury are among those who will aim to walk 40 miles in a day next month to raise money for Headway.
13 of our team members are taking part in the Keswick to Barrow (K2B) Walk on Saturday May 11 to raise money for Headway – the charity which supports rehabilitation for those with brain injuries.
Our walkers include Sereena Clark, Helen Maguire, Hayley Bamber, Alex Akinyele, Daniel Boulton, Laura Beard, Richard Blackburn, Eve Carter and James Robbin (Team ‘United We Walk’) as well as Kate Aspinall, Alex Walmsley, Zoe Edwards and Chloe Harrison (Team ‘Active Soles’).
They are joined by Chris Duxbury from Headway South Cumbria, the firm’s designated charity for the event. Team ‘Active Soles’ also includes Francoise Peil and Ann Boardman, Mandy Richardson and Sharon Hartley from Team Shazzann, as well as Louise Goddard from LegItLancaster.
Groups tackling the K2B Walk will start at Dunmail Raise in Kendal – the highest point of the walk at 781 feet – and descend towards the coast, finishing the walk in Barrow-in-Furness.
Eve Carter, director at Harrison Drury, initiated the firm’s participation in the event. As vice chair at Headway South Cumbria she was keen to find an opportunity for the firm to support the charity.
Eve said: “Our staff are participating in a number of charitable events throughout 2019 to support our designated charities across the North West.
“The K2B Walk is a tough course. 40 miles in one day is more than most experienced walkers can manage. The teams have been training over the past few months to prepare for the event. Their hard work will help make it possible to cover the challenging terrain and distance. Every step we take will help raise valuable funds for Headway.”
K2B Walk is a non-profit community event which was first held in 1967. Its main objective is to create a fun way to raise funds to support local charities and good causes within the Cumbrian community.
Headway South Cumbria has also entered a team in this year’s K2B walk, with over 40 walkers in total representing the charity. The two Harrison Drury teams aim to raise over £1,500 for the charity.
Anyone wishing to donate to the teams’ K2B Walk in aid of Headway can do so through each participant’s donation page which can be found on the walker donation page.