Teenage Cancer Trust

Walters on track for £20,000 annual fundraising target for Teenage Cancer Trust

It’s been a busy six months for Walters, having raised nearly £13,500 for our chosen charity, Teenage Cancer Trust. Against our annual target of £20,000, we have completed a number of fundraising activities and events to get us way over half way towards our goal.

Cardiff Half Marathon

We recently entered a team of 19 people in the Cardiff Half Marathon, raising over £4,250. Our thanks go out to the hardy souls who gave up their time and made the effort for such a worthwhile cause. Thanks also to those colleagues, friends and family who so generously contributed. Alyn Tomkinson, our team captain commented: “Putting a team together for such a worthy cause has been challenging, nerve-wracking, and rewarding all at the same time! Some of the team that took on the challenge had never ran further than the end of the street for the bus, but they were ready to put in the work to run the 13.1 miles to raise funds for Teenage Cancer Trust. Each and every one of them were an inspiration throughout the training process, with the obligatory ups and downs along the way.”

Smarties Tube Challenge, Nearest the Pin and Sponsored Heavy Haulage

The Smarties tube challenge has so far been a huge success. Staff are given a tube of sweets with the catch that they are encouraged to bring them back filled with donations.  So far this has raised almost £1,200.

Sponsorship of the nearest the pin competition at our charity Golf day also went down a storm, contributing almost £1,000 to the total.

Walters also committed to paying 10p for every mile that one our low loaders cover, transporting heavy plant up and down the country. In just 6 months, the 3 low loaders, liveried with the Teenage Cancer Trust logo, have travelled a total of 70,733 miles. That is equivalent to each one travelling 95% of the circumference of the earth! This has resulted in just over £,7000 being contributed to Teenage Cancer Trust.

Ambitious Plans for the Next Six Months

We’re already planning our contribution for the remainder of the year with Christmas themed fundraisers and a Birmingham to Cardiff sponsored cycle ride. We look forward to another fruitful six months with Teenage Cancer Trust and the directors would like to thank everyone who’s contributed so generously so far.

Thanks must also go to Debbie Jones, Regional Fundraising Manager for Teenage Cancer Trust who has worked so hard to give us direction and provide support to our fundraising activities.

For more information about Teenage Cancer Trust, please visit www.teenagecancertrust.org.