Hobbycraft joined forces with Together for Short Lives to take on the challenge of Hadrian’s Wall Walk.
Five inspirational colleagues from Hobbycraft and children’s charity Together for Short Lives braved the 100 mile walk across Hadrian’s Wall, raising an incredible £30,000.
Dominic Jordan, CEO of Hobbycraft and Andy Fletcher, CEO of Together for Short Lives, along with Andrew Moulden, Michael Oates and David Poole finished the 100 miles coast to coast along Hadrian’s Wall Walk in just three days.
Hobbycraft has worked in partnership with Together for Short Lives for six years, raising a total of £1.2 million.
This latest fundraising challenge, taken by the team has helped to put the retailer on track to have its biggest ever year of fundraising.
Together for Short Lives supports 54 children’s hospice services caring for seriously ill children and their families across the UK. They are there for families every step of the way – from the point of diagnosis and at every stage of a child’s illness, through to the child’s end of life and bereavement.
Dominic Jordan, CEO of Hobbycraft comments: “We are thrilled with the amount we have raised by doing the Hadrian’s Wall Walk. Together for Short Lives really makes a different to lives of so many children and families and we are proud to support such a great cause. We are on track to have our biggest ever year of fundraising and it was great to take on this challenge in partnership with Andy and the team.”
Andy Fletcher, CEO of Together for Short Lives, said: “We are so grateful for the support we receive from Hobbycraft. The funds raised really do make a huge difference to our hospices and the people we care for. We’re thrilled that in joining forces with the Hobbycraft team we were able to raise such an incredible amount!”
Together for Short Lives is dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the 49,000 children and their families in the UK living with life-limiting conditions and the services that support them.