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Garden centre walkers smash target for charity

Fourteen members of staff staff at Tong Garden Centre near Bradford have raised almost £4,000 on an 18km (11-miles) walk to raise funds for a Shipley mental health charity.

Their trek around Ullswater in the Lake District took took four and a quarter hours hours. Marketing Assistant Pete Casci, who came up with the idea, said: “We're over the moon to have almost doubled the £2,000 target that we set ourselves. It was a fun walk and a great day with fabulous colleagues, and all for The Cellar Trust charity.”


Andrew McCarthy, Head of Fundraising & Development at The Cellar Trust, the centre’s charity of the year, is delighted with the £3,868.75 raised. The Trust needs around £300,000 a year to fund its life-saving and life-changing services in helping people recovering from mental health problems to get back into work.

Tong Garden Centre pledged to raise £10,000 for the charity in 2017 after one of the Cellar Trust's placement students, Dion Magyar, was employed as a permanent member of staff at the centre.

Above: The Tong walkers with Andrew McCarthy, centre.

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