Phil Shellam, owner of Signs Express Worcester, with his business associate and fiancé, Lorraine Rigby, are preparing for a marathon walking event this summer.
The pair are to take part in the Cotswold Way Mighty Hike for MacMillan on Saturday 23 July where they will be walking 26 miles to raise money and awareness for MacMillan and the care and support they provide. For more information on the charity walk, please visit www.macmilllan.org.uk and to donate to Phil and Lorraine, please go to their designated just Giving fundraising page: www.justgiving.com/Lorraine-Rigby2 The walk starts in Wotton-under-Edge near Stroud and finishes, 26 miles later, at Royal Victoria Park Bandstand in Bath. It's estimated to take between 8 and 12 hours to complete and there will be refreshments provided throughout the day by MacMillan along with a hearty hot meal at the end to help restore energy levels. MacMillan also make sure there are medics and guides on hand at all times to provide information and support should it be required by any of the walkers. Lorraine commented; 'We're huge supporters of MacMillan and the research that they do and wanted to do something in order to demonstrate this. This organised walk seemed like the perfect opportunity, to not only get outside and explore some breath-taking countryside, but also raise money for such a good cause whilst challenging ourselves! Phil and I have been training on the Malvern Hills, and have covered 8 miles so far! We don't underestimate the distance we will be covering in just one day, but we wanted a difficult challenge and will support each other on the day.' Signs Express Worcester is part of the UK and Ireland's leading signs and graphics company, situated conveniently in Warndon. They can help with all your signage requirements from outdoor and indoor signs, window manifestations, vehicle graphics, way-finding signs, health and safety notices and even custom wall and floor graphics. For more information on their products and services visit signsexpress.co.uk/Worcester, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01905 753490.