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From Liverpool to Conwy; epic walk for R Charity

Members of staff from the Trust’s facilities management team, Avrenim, recently completed a charity walk from the Royal Liverpool University Hospital to Conwy, raising £3,635 for R Charity.

The walk was completed in two days with the route covering an amazing 57 miles. Avrenim staff undertook the walk to raise funds to purchase state of the art equipment for the breast unit at the Trust which will be used for identifying and treating things such as breast cancer.

A small donation also went to Mountains for Mia, a charity set up to support a young girl with locked-in syndrome, a condition that causes a person’s body to be completely paralysed although they are still fully conscious.

John Newberry, managing director of Avrenim Facilities Management Ltd said: “It’s great to see our staff using their Avrenim volunteering days to raise money for two important charities, R Charity and Mountains for Mia.

"I would like to say a massive thank you to our staff for their efforts and also to friends, subcontractors and the members of the public who generously donated along the way."

Vincent Hart, mechanical estates manager, said: “This was a great team effort from the start despite the hot weather having an effect on most of the walkers! There was great public support along the way, giving us donations, including one member of the public picking up our evening bar and meal bill at the Talardy Hotel in St Asaph. A big thanks also goes out to Gorse Hill Caravan Park for a fantastic reception at the end of the walk.”

Avrenim have supported R Charity by sponsoring a number of their events and also carrying out their own fundraising such as this walking challenge.

Lauren Davies, fundraising manager, said:

"We are completely blown away by the challenge our friends from Avrenim took on to raise funds for the Royal. They did so well and are we are incredibly grateful that they chose to support us once again this year. The Avrenim team feel like part of the R Charity family now and we all look forward to continuing to work with them in the future."

“The funds that they have raised will go to directly supporting the breast cancer unit here at the Royal, to help fund specialist equipment and facilities to ensure the best possible journey for patients within our care.”

“Thanks so much once again from all the staff and patients at the Royal!”

If you’d like to support R Charity and make a real difference to the lives of patients in Liverpool and Merseyside, you can get in touch with the fundraising team on 0151 706 3153 and ask how you can get involved.