Read how Cheryl & Declan of Hilton Smythe walked form our offices in Wood street Bolton to Blackpool Tower in just under 13.5 hours.
Cheryl Hunt, Sales Manager at Hilton Smythe and her colleague and close friend Declan Bottomley, Senior Sales Negotiator at Hilton Smythe would usually spend their Fridays managing the sales of businesses around the UK, however on 16th June, the pair set off from their office at 6am to complete a sponsored walk across the North West, finishing their trek at Blackpool’s iconic tower at 7.30pm.
So far the duo raised over £800 through sponsor forms and a ‘text to donate’ service for the charity, this chosen charity is something very close to Cheryl’s heart. Cheryl has grown up watching people around her suffer from different forms of Cancer and she wanted to give a little something back.
Members of the Hilton Smythe team along with Cheryl’s family and friends were waiting in Blackpool with fish and chips for Cheryl and Declan when they arrived following the 13.5 hour hike to the seaside resort.
Cheryl Hunt said: “We’ve raised a fantastic amount of money for Brain Tumour Research today. I have decided to support this cause as one of many, it is something that is very close to my heart and cancer unfortunately is something I have been surrounded by for a while now. I have watched members of my family fight the disease and are still doing so, I’ve watched friends crumble around me due to the loss of their loved ones and I felt like I needed to just get up and do something to help others who are affected by this condition. For the people who know me know that walking is not my chosen option to get from A to B and I will definitely be glad to be back at my desk on Monday to get off my feet! I would just like to thank Declan in particular for his constant support I couldn’t have done this without him and everyone else who has supported me it means the world”
Gareth Smyth, Group Managing Director of Hilton Smythe, said: “Corporate Social Responsibility is fundamental at Hilton Smythe. We care for our employees and will always support them with their fundraising when we can. We have supported charities in the past, including the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, and we will continue to do so in the future. Congratulations to Cheryl and Declan on their achievement today. They’ve done Hilton Smythe proud.”
Sue Farrington Smith, Chief Executive of Brain Tumour Research, said: “We are extremely grateful to Cheryl and Declan, and everyone at Hilton Smythe who took part in this great event. For too long, brain tumours have been a neglected cancer. It is inconceivable that we should allow this situation to continue unchallenged. We must not abandon the 60,000 people who are living with this disease in the UK. While we applaud the wonderful advances for many other diseases through the fantastic research breakthroughs of recent years, it is now time for brain tumour patients and their families to see results.”