With just one day to go Sheldon Bosley Knight’s director and co-owner, Mike Cleary is well on his way to reaching his fundraising target as he walks 100 miles for charity.
Mike is walking the 28km between Winchcombe and Chipping Campden today, the last leg of his five-day marathon walk to raise money for cancer charities.
The walk was inspired by SBK employee Sophie Mockler who was diagnosed with a form of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in February this year. Fortunately, Sophie, the company’s rural surveyor, has responded well to treatment and has completed her last chemotherapy session.
Mike, who last September walked the 73-mile Cumbrian Way in 72 hours, said he hopes to raise £2,500 for the cancer charities of Sophie’s choice.
He said: “Sophie has been an inspiration in the way she has battled through her illness and I’m enormously proud of her. I promised her I would do this challenge for her cancer charities and I’m a man of my word so here I am four days in with one to go!
“My legs and feet are rather sore and the walk itself has been a challenge but it’s also been an amazing experience and the support I have had along the route has been fantastic.
“So far I’m about half way towards my £2,500 target and would love to exceed it if I can. Cancer will touch most of us at some point in our lives and so the more money I raise, the more I can give to the charities which help those who research, care and support all who are going through this diagnosis.”
Mike has been joined by brother-in-law Martin Edwards and is due to finish the walk on Monday September 26 in Chipping Campden with a few celebratory beers at the Eight Bells pub.
Along the way Mike and Martin have been supported by friends and family as well as the 100 staff from SBK.
Please visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/mikecleary to donate.