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SUPPORTING UNSEEN UK AND DUCHENNE UK
Partners from Bizblocs joined a 14-strong Clarke Willmott team to raise over £20,000, taking on a 100-mile challenge stretching from North Devon to the Clifton Suspension Bridge
They completed a gruelling three-day trek over the April 2019 bank holiday weekend, to raise over £20,000 for anti-slavery charity Unseen UK and muscular dystrophy charity Duchenne UK, which holds a particularly strong place in the hearts of many colleagues.
Martin Palmer, Director of our Business Development & Marketing team, organised SWAY100. He said: “It is fantastic that we have managed to smash our target of £20,000 which means an incredible £10,000 each for Duchenne UK, our new office charity and Unseen UK our outgoing office charity.
“The weather was mostly kind to us and we took in some incredible views of Bristol, Bath, Somerset and Devon.
“The team have come back with many aches, pains and injuries but it was so worth it for the funds and awareness raised.
“Any pain experienced over the 100 miles was nothing compared to the challenges faced by victims of slavery or in deed the Smedley family and those facing a Duchenne diagnosis.”
DMD occurs in childhood and almost always affects boys who tend to be diagnosed before the age of five. There are around 2,500 patients in the UK and an estimated 300,000 sufferers worldwide. Duchenne UK relies solely on charitable donations for their work in finding new treatments and a cure.
Unseen UK works to support the victims of slavery, trafficking and exploitation and effect change across local authorities, government, businesses and law enforcement.