Sainsburys staff walk for Winston’s Wish charity

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Staff from the Station Plaza branch of Sainsburys are undertaking a 31 mile charity walk on Saturday October 8 to raise funds for Winstons Wish.

The walk has been organised by staff member Nicola Pankhurst.

Winston’s Wish is the leading childhood bereavement charity in the UK.

Nicola said: “The work of the charity is amazing, supporting children that have lost a parent through illness , murder, domestic violence, suicide and the children of military personnel who have lost their lives.

Our walk begins at Pevensey Castle at 4am before ending in Rye at about 5.30pm. This will be a massive challenge for the six colleagues completing the walk.”

The group have a fund raising target of £1,500.

Nicola added: “Walking 31 miles of open countryside won’t be easy but we are all determined to raise as much as we can and try and laugh along they way.

“Training is well underway, and we are putting lots of miles behind us as we get fit and ready to attempt the challenge.”

Winston’s Wish was set up in 1992 to meet the needs of bereaved children, young people and their families. Since then, they have helped many thousands of children begin to live with their loss.

The idea took root when clinical psychologist, Julie Stokes, visited the USA on a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship. Inspired by the services she saw there, she returned to the UK and set up Winston’s Wish.

To support the walk, and for updates on how training is going, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sainsburyswinstonswalk.

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