Team makes Kwik work of fundraising

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A team of six Kwik Fit workers from Corby cycled and hiked 73 miles around the Scottish Highlands in 24 hours to raise money for cancer charity Maggie’s Centres.

The employees from the company’s National Distribution Centre in the town made their way from Neptune’s Staircase in Banavie to Inverness as part of the Maggie’s Monster Challenge, raising £4,297 along the way.

Maggie’s Centres are calm, uplifting, inspiring places, where people go to feel at home, find friendship and practical help, accessing information on cancer and its treatment, emotional support, confidential counselling and advice.

The challenge is an annual tradition within Kwik Fit but this is the first year that the team in Corby has taken part.

Lisa Spence, buying team manager at Kwik Fit and co-leader of the challenge team, said: “Maggie’s Monster Challenge has always been taken on by our Scottish colleagues, but this year we wanted to get involved.

“It wasn’t easy but we all spurred each other on. We pushed ourselves to the limit, both mentally and physically. The whole team has been affected by cancer one way or another so to raise more than £4,000 for Maggie’s Centres felt fantastic.”

To make a donation to the Tyred and Exhausted team visit: http://www.justgiving.com/tyredandexhausted-2012.