Ashbury Director raises £1,250 for charity

Posted May 28, 2012 in Latest News

After 24 hours and 82 km of cross country trekking, we were delighted to welcome James back in one piece – although he was slightly more dishevelled than usual! As exhausted as he was from his London to Brighton challenge, he managed to raise £1,250 for the Alzheimer’s Society! Offering him a pat on the back didn’t seem like the best idea at the time, given the pain he was in…

Setting off from sunny Richmond at 8:15am on Saturday, 12th May, James was one of 1,500 seasoned walkers, laces tied and raring to go. But with some members of the group requiring medical attention at the first 12.5km rest stop, and ambulances called at the halfway point, James soon realised that walking to Brighton is certainly no picnic.

Throughout the day, the walkers enjoyed pleasant hiking conditions, but as the night set in, it became a different story with mud and rain hampering progress. The conditions worsened into the early morning so James and the team made the difficult decision to call it a day after 82km.

Despite cutting the adventure short, James has been overwhelmed with the support he’s received from everyone. But it’s safe to say he won’t be attempting such an epic trek for quite some time!

Anyone who would like to support James can still do so at All donations will be hugely appreciated – thanks so much!