TMC staff to walk marathon distance for children’s charity

A team of six from travel management company Ventur will walk the distance of a marathon on Sunday (October 10) to raise money for a children’s charity.

The fundraisers will be taking part in the Royal Pride Charity Challenge on behalf of Kids Village, which plans build a holiday village for children who are terminally ill and their families.

The Leeds-based staff will head to London to follow a route through the capital’s 10 royal parks in their bid to raise £2,400.

Starting at Bushy Park and ending in Greenwich, they will clock up 42km, the same as a marathon.

Emma Louise Forrestall, head of service delivery at Ventur, said: “Our team is really looking forward to Sunday – they’ve been training for weeks and are really touched by the Kids Village cause, which was founded by a friend of the business.

“The work being done by the charity is fantastic in lifting spirits for both the children and their families, at what is such an emotionally draining time.

“Walking the distance of a marathon, while racing against other teams, is going to be a challenge but the team are looking forward to getting stuck in.”

Samantha Fletcher, who co-founded Kids Village in 2018, said: “We founded Kids Village following mine and my family’s personal experience with childhood cancer. We have a passion to help other families find a positive and uplifting respite environment, away from the uncertainty, endless appointments and hospital visits.

“We’re incredibly grateful to the Ventur team for joining our Royal Pride Charity Challenge.”

The Royal Pride Charity Challenge take place on Sunday 10 October.

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