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Crown team completes gruelling walking challenge raising over 5k for Mind

Crown team completes gruelling walking challenge raising over 5k for Mind

A group of 15 colleagues from Crown Lift Trucks has completed a gruelling walking challenge, raising more than £5,300 for mental health charity MIND. The group walked the entire coastal perimeter of the Isle of Wight in an anti-clockwise direction, covering 62 miles of undulating paths.

Taking place in blazing sunshine, the walk saw the Crown group set off from East Cowes on the morning of Friday July 6th, walk through Friday night, and complete the task on Saturday morning. The 62 mile challenge was completed with plenty of blisters and aching limbs in just over 22 hours.

"It’s an experience we shall not forget," Amy Holloway, Major Accounts & Contracts Administrator, one of the intrepid Crown walkers. "There were highs and lows, and certainly been some sights that will forever be burned in my memory!"

“It was an incredible experience,” added Mark Eccleston, Crown’s UK Sales Director. ”With virtually all of us suffering from blisters and other ailments, the commitment shown by the group to complete the task was amazing.”

MIND exists to provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. It campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. Further details at www.mind.org.uk

If you'd like to donate to MIND and show your support for the Crown walkers, please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/crownlifttrucksltd2018

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