Geoff Gittins walking challenge - East Cheshire Hospice

Geoff Gittins walking challenge

Business partners Geoff Gittins and David Baker are turning their walking challenge in aid of East Cheshire Hospice into an annual event. Their latest adventure saw them tackle the demanding Limestone Way over the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales.

Keen walkers Geoff Gittins (left) and David Baker.

A year ago the pair undertook the Gritstone Trail to support the Hospice where Geoff’s late father Harold and late uncle Leslie Singleton were patients. Geoff and David are directors at The Switched On Solutions Group (SOSG), with the company part of the charity’s 500 club in which members raise at least £500 a year over a three-year period. They were also honouring the memory of fellow walker Sandra Baran who was also cared for by the Hospice. Sandra, who died in 2020, was a colleague of Geoff at AstraZeneca.

Geoff, from Macclesfield, said: “We spread the walk over three days and it was tougher than our previous walk. The limestone was craggy and had steep climbs and descents, but we enjoyed the challenge and will attempt another walk next year.”

Geoff is a Hospice lottery volunteer and an authorised partner for multi-service providers UW (Utility Warehouse). The Hospice benefits from Geoff’s donations from his commission payments.

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.”

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