A team of 12 Tong colleagues are preparing for a 14 mile walk in the Yorkshire Dales to raise funds for Candlelighters, the Leeds charity that supports Yorkshire families facing children's cancer.
The walk will take place on September 15th and the idea came from our marketing assistant, Pete Casci. He will be walking with Tong team mates including Macauley Jackson, Diane Farrar, Emma Wiltshire, Dennis Keen, Sharon McNair and Janice Astbury and we hope to raise over £2000.
Pete said: “We’re really looking forward to pulling our boots on for the trek around Malham Tarn as it’s such a beautiful area to walk in, although with over 630 metres of climbing, it will be challenging!
“We’ve got a good spread of staff from departments including catering, customer services and retail representing the Centre, so it’s a real team effort.
“Everyone has been preparing by going on locals walks and spending time in the gym, so we’ll all be raring to go when the day comes.”
The walk is part of our aim to raise £10,000 for Candlelighters during 2018 through a series of fund-raising events and collection boxes at the tills. Earlier in the year, our Managing Director, Mark Farnsworth led a team of cyclists to complete the Tour de Yorkshire challenge and raised £3,400 towards our total. If you’d like to support our charity walk in aid of children’s cancer, please visit https://give.everydayhero.com/uk/tong-garden
The Candlelighters Trust (Candlelighters) is Yorkshire’s pre-eminent children’s cancer charity, providing practical, emotional and financial support to children living with cancer in Yorkshire and their families.