Another Gruelling Challenge by Tina

25 July 2014

Another Gruelling Challenge by Tina

Tina Hartley, our Purchase & Stock Manager has done yet another gruelling challenge.

A 62 mile walk along the The Grand Union Canal - Britain's longest waterway - heads from the vibrant heart of the Capital out to the Chilterns, and then on through rolling countryside past historic towns and quiet villages. A grand backdrop for a momentous Challenge.

She wanted to raise funds for the Southampton Hospital Hematology Unit, the Red & White Fund. The money is used to update and refurbish the day unit and all equipment not provided by the trust to help improve patient experience and welfare. (To date she has collected approx. £1,200).

We are pleased to say she achieved this safely and managed a time of 24 hours, 13 minutes.

Tina commented ‘What an awesome adventure. Walking through the night was a challenge, especially as some of the paths were really muddy so it was difficult to stay upright and not fall into the canal! I’m glad to say I took plenty of food & water which helped me get through although some were not so lucky but the medics did a fantastic job and the support from Action Challenge was brilliant’.