Wall Street Walkers raise money for charity
Published on: 08 Jun 2015
TWO Downend men walked the length of Hadrian’s Wall Path to raise money for charity.
They joined two colleagues from the investment team at St James’s Place, a FTSE 100-listed wealth management company, so they called themselves the Wall Street Walkers.
Lee Selway and Matt Churchill from Downend, lead navigator Nick Hunt, and Scott Wood also from Bristol, completed the 84-mile coast-to-coast route in four days last month, walking from Wallsend in the east to Bowness-on-Solway on the west coast of northern England.
It was part of a company-wide event organised by the St James’s Place Foundation, which saw over 90 employees, friends and family take part in a 35-mile walk across some of the more interesting and scenic sections of the path.
Lee said: “It was challenging at times but we enjoyed it – especially when we finished! It was worth it to help deserving causes and we are very grateful to everyone who supported us.”
The Wall Street Walkers have so far raised about £3,000, which will be matched by the company.
Overall, the event is expected to raise about £60,000.
Donations can still be made at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/WallStreetWalkers. The St James’s Place Foundation (www.sjpfoundation.co.uk) is a grant-making charity that has given more than £40 million to good causes over the last 22 years. Fundraising or donations made by members of the St James’s Place community are matched pound for pound by the company.