Corby walkers raise £6,000 for charity

Lockhart Garrett staff with Lakelands community fundraiser Paul Marlow

Lockhart Garrett staff with Lakelands community fundraiser Paul Marlow

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Staff from a Corby company joined family and friends on a 34-mile walk around the town and raised £6,000 for charity.

Lockhart Garratt, a forestry and environmental consultancy, held the fundraiser in memory of John-Clive Tattersall, who lost his battle with cancer in January this year.

It was John-Clive’s wish that the firm supports Macmillan Cancer Care in his memory.

A fundraising target of £5,000 was set but this was exceeded by more than £300, with an additional £700 in gift aid donations.

The money will be donated to Macmillan and Lakelands Hospice in Corby, which Lockhart Garratt has supported since 2006 when staff walked the Wye Valley to raise funds to landscape its gardens.

Chairman of the company John Lockhart said “We are delighted to be able to show our thanks to Macmillan for all of the help they gave to JC and also to continue to support Lakelands which offers great help to those in Corby with life-limiting illnesses, as well as supporting their families.

“The walk took a lot of planning and was a formidable challenge for everyone involved, but the end result was well worth it and we continue to encourage everybody to support both charities in any way they can.”