Hiking staff from Jewson in Northamptonshire raise £5,000 for cancer charity

Jewson employees from Northamptonshire recently embarked on a hike to the summit of Scafell Pike to raise more than �5,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Jewson employees from Northamptonshire recently embarked on a hike to the summit of Scafell Pike to raise more than �5,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
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Jewson employees from Northamptonshire recently embarked on a hike to the summit of Scafell Pike to raise more than £5,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Ray Wheeler, Matt Brett, Ollie Smith, Paul Driver, Neal Draper, Jason Hurley and Steve Brogden joined the team of mixed ages and abilities who all battled through varied, and often difficult weather to complete the hike in under three hours.

The team comprised 28 members of staff from 23 Jewson branches across Northamptonshire and four other counties, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire. The team embarked on the challenge to raise money and also increase awareness of the Fit4Life day – an initiative used in conjunction with AXA PPP to encourage colleagues to live a healthier lifestyle.

Paul Driver, branch manager at Jewson Northampton, said: “We did a charity walk last year and the benefits of sticking to the Fit4Life Day were clear to see this time around! We’re all pleased to have raised so much money for Macmillan.”

The team was accompanied by two representatives from Jewson supplier partner, Grono, who brought with them an artificial grass display of the word ‘Macmillan’, which the team displayed at the summit.