Zest 4 Leisure raises over £8,000 for MacMillan in 24 hour event

Company: Zest 4 Leisure

Outdoor garden furniture, wooden products and decorative garden structure specialist, Zest 4 Leisure has completed a 24-hour run / walk charity challenge, raising over £8,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.   Zest 4 Leisure employees working alongside divisional colleagues from The Woodworks Garden Centre and Café and P&A Pallets covered a total of 725 miles, from 5pm on Friday 25th to 5pm on Saturday 26th June.

Setting off from the company’s site in Flintshire, participants completed a one-and-a-half-mile loop course, with some running and some walking.  Due to social distancing, those who were not able to attend the event did their own laps locally adding 154 miles to the 570 achieved in Mold. Videos and lap numbers were sent in from various locations including Dumfries in the Scottish borders, Ipswich in Suffolk, Spain, and Zest 4 Leisure’s warehousing and distribution site in Saltney.

Steve Morgan, Zest 4 Leisure’s Managing Director was there for the full 24 hours with several colleagues doing his bit on the course as well as supporting and thanking all participants.  Commenting on the challenge, Steve said: “We did it! I’m so proud of everyone who took part in this great event and helped Zest 4 Leisure raise over £8,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, our chosen charity for 2021.”

Zest 4 Leisure was supported in its cause by customers including Knights, Skye Shrubs, Salterforth Nurseries, Adrian Hall, and Longacres Garden Centre.  Suppliers also contributed.  Zest 4 Leisure is celebrating ten years of fundraising success having raised over £100,000 for a variety of charities including Macmillan Cancer Support, Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith Children’s Hospices, Cancer Research UK, Action for Children, Alzheimer’s Society, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and Meningitis Now.

There is still time to donate to the 24 hour walk/run challenge. Simply go to: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/PAGroup-Zest4Leisure-2021/23

Zest 4 Leisure was established in 2005 to bring high quality, FSC® certified timber garden products to garden centres, online retailers, builders’ merchants, and major purchasing groups across the UK.  For further information about Zest 4 Leisure’s GYO, decorative and furniture products, visit www.zest4leisure.co.uk.

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