STAFF from a major builder’s merchants stepped out of their depots for a spot of fundraising.
Six members of staff from three Jewson branches in Northumberland took part in a coastal charity walk
And their efforts raised almost £700 for Barnardo’s.
The group, from the Blyth, Morpeth and Alnwick stores, walked through Seaton Sluice, Whitley Bay and Cullercoats before returning along the same route.
Branch manager Tony Norton from the store in Blyth said: “We all set off in good heart for the 20-mile stroll – six hours later we crossed the finishing line nursing a combination of sore legs, blisters, aching feet and a strong desire to lay down for a week.
“We were extremely happy and content that we all finished, though, and we managed to raise £670 along the way for such a worthwhile cause.
“We are already looking ahead to next year’s event.”
Barnardo’s is Jewson’s charity of choice for 2011-12 as part of its ‘Together’ charity programme.
Since its launch in 2002 the programme has raised more than £2m for Help the Hospices, the British Heart Foundation, Great Ormond Street and Cancer Research UK.
The company’s fundraising programme encourages staff, their families, customers and suppliers to organise and participate in a range of activities to support the nominated charity for that year.