Lechlade firm to paddle, pedal & walk to London

Staff from Moore, Allen & Innocent in Cirencester and Lechlade will cover more than 100 miles in canoes, on bikes and on foot for their first fundraising triathlon when they set off to paddle, pedal and walk to London in a bid to raise £10,000 for childhood bereavement charity, Winston’s Wish.

Beginning on Friday 28th June, the fundraising team will navigate 22 miles of the River Thames and eight locks in two-man canoes from Lechlade to Farmoor in Oxfordshire. Then, on Saturday 29th June, the team will cycle from Farmoor to Walton-on-Thames in Surrey – a distance of 75 miles. The last leg of the journey will be on Sunday 30th June, when the team will walk the 17 miles from Walton-on-Thames to Leicester Square in London.

Event organiser, Roy Bowyer, auctioneer at Moore, Allen & Innocent, said: “The challenge has been designed so that colleagues of all levels of fitness can join us. While a diehard core will be undertaking the entire triathlon, others will be joining us for one or two of the events, or for shorter distances.”

All the money raised will go to Winston’s Wish, a national charity based in Cheltenham that supports children and their families after the death of a parent or sibling. Established in 1992, the charity supports 40,000 bereaved children and young people a year. Roy added: “The team from Moore, Allen & Innocent are delighted to be supporting such a worthwhile charity.”

Malaney Varaljay-Boyce, head of regional fundraising and events at Winston’s Wish said: “The team’s fundraising will enable us to continue helping bereaved children and young people cope with their grief and face the future with confidence and hope.”

To support the triathletes’ fundraising efforts with a donation, visit: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/MooreAllenandInnocent1.