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Keen walker Geoff Gittins is dedicating his most ambitious challenge to the memory of friends and relatives.
Geoff, from Macclesfield, will tackle the 35-mile Gritstone Trail as a tribute to father Harold, uncle Leslie Singleton and fellow walker Sandra Baran.
Sandra, who worked with Geoff at AstraZeneca, died earlier this year and like his two relatives was cared for by East Cheshire Hospice.
Geoff will be joined by David Baker, a fellow director at The Switched On Solutions Group (SOSG), for the three-day walk from Disley to Kidsgrove across the Cheshire plain.
Their company is part of the charity’s 500 Club in which members raise at least £500 a year over a three-year period.
Geoff said: “I enjoy walking but haven’t attempted anything like this before and it will be challenging. We’re aiming to raise £1,000 for a charity which is close to my heart.”
Geoff, who is also a Hospice lottery volunteer, is an authorised partner for multi-service providers UW (Utility Warehouse). For each new customer he makes a donation to the Hospice.
Geoff said: “We offer free online reviews so businesses and home owners can lower costs by getting the best deals and benefit themselves and the Hospice at the same time.”
* To sponsor Geoff visit justgiving.com/fundraising/ech-sosg-gritstone.
From left to right:
David Baker who is joining co-director Geoff Gittins for the 35-mile walk.
David Baker (left) and Geoff Gittins with wives Katherine Baker and Janet Gittins.
Geoff Gittins who is tackling the Gritstone Trail Challenge.Back to all news