Toolstation team takes on mileage challenge

The Toolstation Finance Team will be walking 563 miles throughout the month of March to help raise funds for its designated company charity partner, Macmillan Cancer Support.

The 13 colleagues participating in the fundraising activity are all currently based at the Toolstation support centre in Bridgwater. Each will be tracking their mileage via a mobile application before collating their total distance on March 31st.

The 563-mile target was chosen as that is bow many Toolstation branches there currently are, and each will need to average 40 miles per person to complete the challenge.

A £500 fundraising goal has been set by the team, with £232 donated so far. The walk for Macmillan will form part of the Finance Team’s wider fundraising target of £2,500 throughout 2023, with several further activities planned including an Easter bake off and a cycling marathon. Donations can be made through the team’s Just Giving page.

Kirsty Bell, Finance Assistant at Toolstation who organised the fundraising activity, comments “As a team we are always looking for new ways to help fund the fantastic work that Macmillan Cancer Support provides to those that are living with or affected by cancer. The walk for Macmillan is a great way for the business to collectively work together, and with over 70% of the total distance already complete we hope we will be able to smash our targets, both in donations and mileage.”

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About Fiona Russell-Horne

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