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Kier walks the walk for food bank charity

Kier has raised more than £18,000 for food bank charity the Trussell Trust in a marathon walking challenge across London’s Royal Parks.

The 40-strong team, which included 38 members from Kier’s housing maintenance and FM business, Kier Places, alongside two members from its client L&Q, walked the 26.2 mile journey as part of the London Royal Parks Challenge.

The 11-hour walk, organised by Charity Challenge, started at Bushy Park in Richmond upon Thames and finished at Tower Bridge, with the team raising a collective figure of £11,464. This was boosted by funding from the Kier Foundation, bringing the total to £18,864 raised for the Group’s corporate charity partner.

Megan Webb, sustainability manager at Kier Places and organiser of the challenge, said: “Leaving a lasting and positive legacy in the communities where we work is really important to Kier. Our partnership with the Trussell Trust gives us the opportunity to support a vital charity that is helping some of the most vulnerable people in those communities.

“Walking a marathon distance was a real achievement and we’re proud to have raised so much money for the Trussell Trust. We’re really grateful for all the support received, including from our client L&Q, and it’s fantastic to know these funds will provide vital food supplies for local communities.”

Caroline Milton, Corporate Partnerships Manager at the Trussell Trust, joined the hikers halfway through the walk to thank them for their efforts. She said: “The amount Kier has raised will help food banks who are working flat out to meet record levels of need to keep their doors open this winter. Everyone who took part should be very proud of this achievement and the impact they have made.”

Colin Denwood, Head of Delivery – East Region, Major Works – Property Services at L&Q, added: “It was a great team-building event which enabled L&Q and Kier to further develop our partnership.

“As well as supporting a great charity and raising lots of money through the event, strengthening our partnership will ultimately benefit the communities we work with.”

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