Jayne Wright and Dawn Hartell of G4S Fire and Security, Tewkesbury were inspired to take part in the Cheltenham Circular Challenge after learning of the years of volunteering their colleague Chris Comens had been doing for Gloucestershire Young Carers. Chris has been a volunteer driver, taking young carers to their local respite group and home again.
Jayne says: “We were looking for a local charity to support and when we had a conversation with Chris about her volunteer role and the young carers she supports we decided to raise funds for Gloucestershire Young Carers.” So they signed up and then almost regretted it!
“We have been training. We can’t run as my knee isn’t strong but we are going to walk which could take us around 11 hours. Someone did say to us that it is a hard challenge to walk that distance.
“The company will match fund the money we raise up to around £500 and we’ve already achieved that.”