Wine trade workers head to China for charity trek
A group of wine suppliers will trek 50km along the Great Wall of China in a bid to raise £30,000 for a brain tumour charity.
Workers at Manchester-based Kingsland Wines & Spirits and Legacy Wines were moved when the nine-year-old daughter of one of their senior managers was diagnosed with a malignant tumour.
They have funded the trip themselves and £30,000 is the minimum they hope to raise.
“Abigail unfortunately lost her battle and passed away very recently; this is why we have come together as a group to complete this event,” said managing director Andy Sagar.
He will be joined by supply chain director Michael Forde and other members of the team on April 19 as they travel to some of the remotest parts of Asia.
All money raised goes to UK charity Brain Tumour Research.
Despite the fact that more people under 40 die of a brain tumour than any other cancer, the charity receives less than 1% of National Cancer Research’s purse, so fundraising is vital.
Sagar said: “We want to take on this challenge as the charity is of personal significance to the company.
“We are focused and committed to the challenge ahead and hope that, with local and trade support, we can reach and possibly exceed our £30,000 target.
“We also hope that the staff involved can realise some personal goals along the way. All donations will be gratefully received and used to increase awareness and funding for this fantastic charity.”
To sponsor the group, visit www.justgiving.com/teams/KWSandLegacyChinaTrek