On Friday 23rd May seven members of staff from the Leamington Spa and Solihull stores along with owner, Jo Stroud and the web team undertook the fabulous 50k!
Setting off from our Leamington Spa store at 8.30am we started our walk along the Grand Union canal, walking from Leamington Spa past Hatton on to Solihull (32k). After a short lunch break at Solihull we took to the roads to walk the remaining 18k back towards Leamington Spa finishing at The Falcon near Hatton. For the last 15k of the walk the rain came, dampening our clothes but not out spirits, it was a gruelling challenge which we all finished by 6.30pm, a total of 10 hours walking with a couple of short breaks.
On the 16th May our Bath team (joined by a couple of members of the Solihull team) did the same distance between Bath and Bristol. 50k in glorious sunshine (the hottest day of the year so far) taking in the River Avon trail and finishing up back in store 11 hours later. This challenging route made for a longer journey, with an injury or two along the way, the team really had to dig deep to finish the challenge.
So congratulations to Becky, Jess, Vic, Anna, Luci, Gaia, Jo (who did both of the walks!), Laura, Amie, Dani, Rhian, Sinade and Anna who completed the challenge, well done team fabulous for raising over £1800 for Breast Cancer Campaign, if you’d like to donate to this fabulous cause you can at our just giving page.