Andrea Shearn-Wood, key account manager at foodservice tableware specialist Parsley in Time, has taken on a major challenge in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
She will be participating in the South Coast Ultra Challenge on 31 August – 1 September, comprising walking 100km and 2,170metres of climbing.
The 100km will cover the South Downs Way, from Eastbourne to Arundel, some of the most beautiful but also hilly scenery in England.
Shearn-Wood commented: “Sure, there’ll certainly be plenty of ups and downs. I’ll be starting at 8am on the Saturday morning and going straight through, with the odd break here and there. Walking through the night will be a first for me. I am very excited about the whole thing.”
She is a keen walker but has never done 100km continuously, so she’s started a training programme. “I’m just increasing my distances and cardio gradually,” she said. “My last big walk for training will be going up Carrauntoohil (the highest mountain in Ireland) and around the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks.”
Rob Blunderfield, marketing manager at Parsley in Time, added: “We’re all rooting for her and we’re planning a few things to help her with the fundraising.”
Shearn-Wood concluded: “It’s a big challenge but, of course, this is no challenge compared to the one the people who need the services of Macmillan face. The funds I’m hoping to raise are really needed, to continue the outstanding work that Macmillan carries out – if you can donate, please do.”
Her fundraising page for Macmillan is available here.