The countdown is on for Palletforce CEO Michael Conroy to start his gruelling seven-day charity walk
Michael is joining his good friend Allan Blakeley, who is U K Director of FedEx UK Supply Chain Services, to walk the final week of a 21 day walk in aid of Mencap.To complete the challenge, Michael will have to walk an average of 22 miles perday, just short of a marathon a day – starting in Alveston, near Bristol, on Saturday, September 19, and finishing in Launceston, Cornwall.
Michael has already raised a staggering £6,500 and has a new target of £10,000 to go towards Allan's goal of £50,000 to support Mencap and the valuable work it does to help children with learning difficulties.
“I have been spending a lot of time training in the gym, so I will be glad to hit the road and start covering the distance that really matters,” said Michael. He added: “There has been an outstanding level of support so far, which has made me set a new fundraising target. The more we can raise the better, as it will make such a difference to Mencap and the people who benefit from the charity's fantastic work.”
Michael is a good friend of Allan and his family, and appreciates that Mencap is a charity close to Allan’s heart, so has chosen to support him in the final leg of this exceptional charity challenge. Allan will be setting off from Newcastle upon Tyne, FedEx's furthest northern site in England, and the walk is covering 463 miles down to the furthest south FedEx site in Launceston, Cornwall.
Members, customers and partners can show their support for Michael by donating online.
To donate, visit: http://www.justgiving.com/Michael-Conroy/