Team completes 40-mile hike in flaming June rain and mist

Published on: 01 Jul 2016

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STAFF members from Copson Grandfield in Mangotsfield were part of a team that took part in a 40-mile charity night hike on the Cotswold Way.
Charlotte, Stuart and Teresa and Teresa's husband Kev joined Bradley and Steve and their wives, Vicky and Debbie,  in the Plod effort in support of
Action Medical Research, which is dedicated to improving the health of babies and children.
They explained why they were walking: “Despite enormous progress in medicine, there are still hundreds of thousands of sick and disabled children who need our help. Children like Katie, born two months early who needed resuscitating at birth, Cieran who was left with deafness, epilepsy and cerebral palsy because of meningitis and Jack, who as a baby, was diagnosed with brain cancer.
“Action Medical Research is offering hope to the many thousands of families who are dealing with the trauma of a baby born too early, striving to support a child affected by disability, or facing the challenge of caring for a child with a rare and devastating disease for which there is no cure.
“Right now the best medical minds in children’s hospitals and universities across the UK are waiting for the green light to start research that could lead to life-changing treatments for babies and children. They just need the funding.”
The team started the Plod challenge at midnight on Saturday night and finished 16 and half hours later on Sunday afternoon at Cleeve Hill, fighting typically British June weather- rain, mist and the occasional warm spell.
Their fundraising has been boosted by the support of clients, who donated a stay in a guest house and a golf 4-ball, which have been auctioned to bring in more cash.
The team thanked all their supporters, who they said had helped them to keep going during the challenge. There’s still time to donate at:
https://www.action.org.uk/sponsor/CopsonGrandfield

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