British potato supplier Branston is now halfway through a challenge to virtually travel around the world in 80 days to raise money for its charity of the year – Children’s Hospice South West.
County Gazette reporter Jess Chaffey writes that more than 100 employees are taking part across Branston’s three sites to travel 24,901 miles, by walking, running and cycling. James Truscott, managing director at Branston, said: “We’re really proud of all the team for getting involved and helping us to achieve our goal for our chosen charity.
“We’ve had staff from all our sites walking, running and cycling. Some are fitting it in to their lunchbreaks or after work, while some are making the most of some very active weekends and holidays.”
To complete the challenge, the team will need to cover more than 300 miles a day. They are now 56 miles ahead of the projected target and have virtually reached the Pacific Ocean, just above the islands of Tonga.
Source: County Gazette. Read the full story here
Photo: James Truscott, managing director, Mark Willcox, technical director and David Nelson, agronomy director at Branston