18th July 2017

Team prepare to stride out in support of hospice

A Worcestershire business team will be striding out along the county’s waterways to raise funds for local hospice care.

A team from Stock N Lock Self Storage, Worcester, are taking part in the St Richard’s Hospice 21 mile Waterways Walk on Sunday 6th August.

Each year Stock N Lock focus on fundraising for a charity close to their hearts.

Business Manager, Ryan Kemili’s grandfather was cared by St Richard’s before his death in 2016.

Mr Kemili said: “This had been an eye-opening episode for me, realising and understanding all the services a hospice offers both their patients and their loved ones.

“It was a humbling experience being able to visit St Richard’s last year and see just how fantastic the facilities are and witness the great attitudes of the staff.

“The hospice makes such a difference in so many people’s lives, we really feel passionately about doing our part to help in any way we can.”

Lizzy Callaghan, another member of the team, also supports St Richard’s after the charity’s care of her mother before she died.

While three members of the business Mr Kemili; Toni Hodges-Moore, Assistant Manager; and Ian Miles, a Director, are undertaking the 21 mile walk, the whole team have been involved in the fundraising effort.

Mr Kemili said: “We are all really excited to be able to take part and have been overwhelmed by the support of our customers, families and friends.”

The Stock N Lock business owners have also kindly agreed to match the donations received, so the final total will be well over £1,000.

To donate to the Stock N Lock team, visit their Just Giving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/RyanKemili

The St Richard’s Waterways Walk, now in its eighth year, includes a choice of three distances: a 21-mile circular route for the more adventurous starting and finishing at Droitwich Spa Marina; an 11-mile linear route from Diglis to Droitwich Spa Marina, or a family friendly six-mile circular route from Perdiswell, Worcester.

All routes are on flat terrain, following clearly marked footpaths and no map reading skills are required.
To register visit www.strichards.org.uk/waterways-walk

The event is kindly sponsored by Droitwich Spa Marina.