Going That Extra 19 Miles for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

Going That Extra 19 Miles for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

Friday 5th April is national walk to work day in the UK. To celebrate the occasion, two employees at Reach Interactive, an SMS marketing provider in Doncaster, will be walking 19 miles to work. All of the funds raised will be donated to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. The hospice needs to raise £11,000 in funding every day in order to keep their doors open, so every penny counts!

The fun part is that they will be racing to see who gets to the office first! Both employees, Connor Copeland (24) & Andrew Cook (36), live approximately 19 miles away from the Reach office in Doncaster. Connor will be walking from Sheffield city centre and Andy will be walking from Retford. The walk will take approximately 6.5 hours for both guys and Reach Interactive is going to be tracking their location throughout the day via their website to see who wins! They are hoping to raise a minimum of £500 for the charity.

Colleagues expect Connor, Operations Executive, from Sheffield to get there first. Connor is a regular walker in the Peak District and has experience in walking long distances. However, everyone loves a good underdog story and Andy, UK Sales Manager, who has less experience in walking, is hoping to upset the odds and beat him to the office. Andy has stepped up his walking over the last few weeks. They will be setting off at 8 am and are expected to get to the office around 2.30pm. May the best man win!

Said Matthew Sheridan, corporate fundraiser at Bluebell Wood: “What a way to start your working day! We are so grateful to Connor and Andy for deciding to fundraise for us. At Bluebell Wood we support children, young adults and their families across South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire, North Nottinghamshire and parts of North Lincolnshire. The support we offer includes end of life care, short breaks, music therapy, counselling, sibling support, home visits and more. None of this would be possible without the generous support of companies like Reach Interactive and their employees.”

People can sponsor Connor and Andy via their Just Giving page.