Welwyn Garden City firm lines up a host of charity challenges

A HEALTH and safety consultancy business based in WGC is the latest to throw its weight behind Macmillan Cancer Support’s centenary fundraiser.

Staff at Richard Turner & Associates, in Brownfields, Welwyn Garden City, have been “inspired” by the charity’s efforts to raise �100,000.

They have decided on a number of fundraising initiatives in the hope of raising as much cash for the charity, which has its Hertfordshire HQ in Welwyn, as possible.

The firm’s Charlotte Astill told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “Macmillan is an excellent cause and close to our hearts personally; the centenary challenge is a realistic and achievable goal even for a small organisation such as ourselves; the challenge is good for team morale and gives us a reason to contact our wide client base – positive marketing.”

She added: “We have already signed up for a number of activities across the UK, which include the Bath half marathon, the Bristol 10k, the 12-mile walk from Waterbeach to Ely in Cambridgeshire, the BUPA 10k and Great South Run.

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“Other activities under consideration are the London to Paris cycle ride and a charity abseil.”

Macmillan’s Kerry Briars welcomed the company’s fundraising efforts.

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She said: “We are delighted that Richard Turner and Associates have signed up to be part of the Hertfordshire Business Challenge and have pledged to raise �1,000 throughout our centenary year.

“The small team are based in WGC and have already signed up to take part in some of our fantastic challenges.

“This shows that this challenge really is something that a business of any size can take part in and can really make a difference to the lives of people affected by cancer.”

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