School set to benefit from walkers’ 300-mile charity trek

More than 150 staff took part in the coast-to-coast walk.

More than 150 staff took part in the coast-to-coast walk. - Credit: Archant

Witchford Village College is set to benefit from the fund-raising efforts of bank staff who walked almost 300 miles for charity.

Volunteers from Lloyds Bank swapped their business suits for walking gear to complete a 290-mile coast to coast walk from Lincolnshire to Dorset, helping to raise £60,000.

A team of more than 150 people, including walkers from Lloyds Bank’s Endeavor House office in Cambridge, embarked on the ‘Macmillan Way’ walk, which began in Boston and finished nearly 300 miles later in Abbotsbury.

Thanks to their efforts in the walk, staff secured more than £30,000 in sponsorship, and this was matched by Lloyds Bank to pass the £60,000 mark.

Half of the money raised will be donated to the bank’s charity of the year, Children in Need. The remaining money will be shared between local charities and organisations including Witchford Village College.

Mark Amis, from Lloyds Bank, said: “The walk was a great team-building exercise for us all, particularly when we had to tackle varying weather conditions along the way, and we are extremely proud of the £60,000 that we’ve raised.

“We are committed to supporting our local communities and know that the funds raised will help Witchford Village College and Children in Need with the fantastic work that they do to support the community.”