GRAYSON PUTS BEST FOOT FORWARD FOR DEAFBLIND CHARITY
An intrepid team from heat exchange specialist Grayson Thermal Systems has raised more than £2,500 for deafblind charity Sense, by competing through the night in the 2011 Ridge Walk Challenge.
During the night of Saturday, 14 May to Sunday, 15 May, the Grayson Gems took on the challenge to walk the gruelling 26-mile section of the Ridge Way from Bury Down in Oxfordshire to Barbury Castle in Wiltshire, in 12 hours. They completed it in just nine hours and 45 minutes, finishing a very creditable fourth out of the 26 teams which started this part of the route at the same time.
The Grayson Gems team was captained by marketing analyst Aishah Minister, who is herself partially deaf. It included Aishah, Karen Dorman, Sue Hateley and Louise Hateley, who all work in the company’s accounts team.
Grayson managing director Stuart Hateley ran the Gems’ support car, providing much-needed refreshment and moral support.
He said: “The girls trained really hard for the eight weeks before the event, and set a blistering pace on the night, showing real guts and determination. It was a privilege to be their support team.
“Thank you to all the Grayson customers, supplier and employees who supported the girls with donations to this very worthy cause.”
Donations can still be made at www.justgiving.com/graysongems.
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