Hadrian’s Wall Memory Walk
October 1, 2019
On 31st August, a group of CCF colleagues took on Hadrian’s Wall, in aid of Alzheimer’s Society. A total of 54 of us came together to begin the long journey in Chollerford, Northumberland. The activity was organised by recently established Community Interest Company (CIC), B:Well Group. The organisation provides event support to companies undertaking activities aligned with their social community objectives.
The walk is just the latest activity in order to raise funds for our chosen charity, the Alzheimer’s Society. To date, the walk alone has raised over £20,000, thanks to the dedication of all walkers and their sponsors.
Following last year’s success in beating our charity target, we have challenged ourselves to raise £120,000 this year. Everyone who participated in this task has done an amazing job of contributing to our annual fundraising target.
The trek was no walk in the park, with those involved completing an elevation of 900 feet within the first five miles. Not letting this dampen our spirits, we kept on pushing through with the quickest time being seven and a half hours.
After walking for over 26 miles along Hadrian’s Wall, the last few miles were alongside the River Tyne, leading into Newcastle-Upon-Tyne city centre.
“It’s wonderful to see all the staff getting involved in raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society. We have been supporting the charity since 2016 and it’s a cause close to many hearts, as most people have experienced the devastating impact of the condition affecting a loved one.
To be able to work together to provide support for those suffering creates a wonderful feeling of unity amongst staff. It was great to join forces with B:Well Group CIC to get the team involved in the fundraising challenge. The organisation hopes to continue to participate in events aimed to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s Society.” Dean Pinner, Managing Director at CCF
Our social objectives are very close to our hearts and form the bedrock on which B:Well Group is built. It was a privilege to work with CCF and organise their Hadrian’s Wall Charity Walk on behalf of Alzheimer’s Society. As an organisation, they display commendable values and were a pleasure to deal with throughout the process.”
Kevin Hay, Managing Director at B:Well Group CIC.
To make a donation you can either pop into your local CCF branch or donate via our JustGiving page – http://bit.ly/2KOsNqo For further information about CCF and its charity activity, please visit: https://www.ccfltd.co.uk/blog
For more information about the B:Well Group CIC, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.