Health staff’s of­fice trek across Bri­tain for huge fundrais­ing task

Macclesfield Express - - MACCLESFIELD PEOPLE -

A TEAM of health­care staff are get­ting set to travel across Great Bri­tain – all in the rel­a­tive com­fort of their own of­fice.

A dozen HealthCare21 staff mem­bers, pic­tured, will be row­ing and cy­cling on static ma­chines at their work­place at Oak­field House, Spring­wood Way, Tyther­ing­ton, over a 24-hour pe­riod.

The en­durance feat is aim­ing to raise funds for three char­i­ties – East Cheshire Hospice, Di­a­betes UK and The Christie.

The mam­moth trav­el­ling task will also be ac­com­pa­nied by a cake sale and silent auc­tion fea­tur­ing a host of prizes do­nated by lo­cal com­pa­nies, in­clud­ing Eng­land Euro qual­i­fier tick­ets, a glid­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, a spa day and a round of golf.

Sam Waite, who is help­ing or­gan­ise the event, said: “Here at HealthCare21 we are al­ways keen to raise aware­ness and do­nate to a num­ber of char­i­ties through­out the year.

Ear­lier this year we held a very suc­cess­ful raf­fle and cake sale in which more than £600 raised went to East Cheshire Hospice.

“We are now hop­ing to raise more than £1,000 for our three cho­sen char­i­ties and fundrais­ing is go­ing well, with more than £500 al­ready do­nated through our Just­Giv­ing page.

“We are aim­ing to smash this tar­get through a cake sale which will take place dur­ing the chal­lenge and the silent auc­tion.

“We will also tweet our progress through the day, so be sure to follow us on twit­ter @HC21Comms.”

The event starts at 9am on Fri­day (Oc­to­ber 31), with the cake sale at 2pm and the auc­tion at 4pm. If you would like to do­nate or for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion then go to the firm’s Just­Giv­ing page at http://uk. vir­gin­money­giv­ team/HC21chal­lenge.

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