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Team Hortons’ walk miles to raise money for Birmingham hospices

Employees from Hortons’ Estate Ltd have helped to raise funds for more than 100 end of life home nursing visits, after completing a sponsored canal walk for two local hospices.

Three teams from Hortons’ walked more than 200 miles along Birmingham’s canal network to raise in excess of £8,000 for St Mary’s and John Taylor Hospices, now known as The Hospice Charity Partnership.

The sponsored canal walk on Friday 10 December saw 16 employees take to the towpaths of the Birmingham Old Main Line, Birmingham & Fazeley and Grand Union canals.

The intrepid walkers - who each sported Christmas jumpers during the festive challenge - have attracted generous donations from staff, shareholders, suppliers and occupiers via a Just Giving campaign.

Their efforts were supplemented by a fourth team of Hortons’ employees who walked nearly 2.5 miles across Birmingham City Centre on the Walking with The Snowman Trail and kept the office open while their colleagues took on the canal challenge.

The family-friendly walking trail features 12 colourful sculptures in a tribute to Raymond Briggs’ magical classic, The Snowman.

Jane Phillips from Hortons’ said that the teams had found the event a rewarding experience, despite the navigational challenges that one particular team had faced. The total funds raised could cover the cost of more than 100 home visits by a nurse or a one week stay in an inpatient unit.

She said: “When we decided to embark on a canal walk, we knew that covering so many miles in one day may stretch our stamina, especially when some of the group incurred many extra miles having taken the wrong direction! We thoroughly enjoyed the event, especially knowing that our efforts were for such a good cause.

“The nurses of The Hospice Charity Partnership carry out vital work in our communities in delivering expert palliative and end of life care services for patients and their families. We’re incredibly thankful to everyone that has supported our team charity challenge this year.”

Hortons’ Just Giving page will remain open for donations during the first few weeks of January. To lend your support, please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hortons-estate-limited1

Employees from Hortons’ Estate Ltd have helped to raise funds for more than 100 end of life home nursing visits, after completing a sponsored canal walk for two local hospices.

Three teams from Hortons’ walked more than 200 miles along Birmingham’s canal network to raise in excess of £8,000 for St Mary’s and John Taylor Hospices, now known as The Hospice Charity Partnership.

The sponsored canal walk on Friday 10 December saw 16 employees take to the towpaths of the Birmingham Old Main Line, Birmingham & Fazeley and Grand Union canals.

The intrepid walkers - who each sported Christmas jumpers during the festive challenge - have attracted generous donations from staff, shareholders, suppliers and occupiers via a Just Giving campaign.

Their efforts were supplemented by a fourth team of Hortons’ employees who walked nearly 2.5 miles across Birmingham City Centre on the Walking with The Snowman Trail and kept the office open while their colleagues took on the canal challenge.

The family-friendly walking trail features 12 colourful sculptures in a tribute to Raymond Briggs’ magical classic, The Snowman.

Jane Phillips from Hortons’ said that the teams had found the event a rewarding experience, despite the navigational challenges that one particular team had faced. The total funds raised could cover the cost of more than 100 home visits by a nurse or a one week stay in an inpatient unit.

She said: “When we decided to embark on a canal walk, we knew that covering so many miles in one day may stretch our stamina, especially when some of the group incurred many extra miles having taken the wrong direction! We thoroughly enjoyed the event, especially knowing that our efforts were for such a good cause.

“The nurses of The Hospice Charity Partnership carry out vital work in our communities in delivering expert palliative and end of life care services for patients and their families. We’re incredibly thankful to everyone that has supported our team charity challenge this year.”

Hortons’ Just Giving page will remain open for donations during the first few weeks of January. To lend your support, please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hortons-estate-limited1