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Going the extra mile

257 of our employees have taken part in a charity walk between our Warton and Samlesbury sites.

Covering a 17.5 mile route those taking part raised over £3,000 for the respective site partner charities, Hounds For Heroes and Combat Stress.

Emphasising the hound connection walkers were encouraged to bring their dogs along on the day. With over 20 hounds present the walkers were kept busy and entertained through the day, ensuring everyone's tail was left wagging.

Danielle Hallett, MAI Together lead, oversaw the event and was on hand through the day, handing out water and supplies and cheering everyone over the finish line at the end.

Our site to site walkers with Dotty dog.

Danielle said: "It’s incredibly moving to see just how far people will go for charity. 17 and a half miles to be precise!

This was the biggest event I’ve been involved with so far as the Together lead and I’ve got to admit, I can’t think of a time that made me smile more as we cheered in the walkers and runners.

I’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone that got involved. You definitely gave us a good run for your money!.”

As if the walk didn't present enough of a challenge, more than 20 of those taking part ran the entire route; with special mention reserved for governance engineer Graham Tagg who ran from Warton to Samlesbury then back, 35 eye watering miles in only 4 hours 50 minutes.

The event was part of MAI's Together! programme, covering the community investment activities conducted across our various sites.