Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Walkers strike gold

Many, many congratulations to Mike Jennison and his friend Amanda Dotchin for completing a gruelling 28-mile sponsored walk from Redcar to Whitby to raise money for the Happy House.
After weeks of training Mike and Amanda, who work at Beaverbrooks Jewellers in Middlesborough, admit it was a really tough call.
 " The walk was one of the hardest things Amanda and I have ever done, but well worth it," said Mike, who  is looking forward to  be visiting the Happy house when he travels to Kenya next year.
" We had great fun and motivated each other all the way there... especially the last eight miles ."
Mike and Amanda are aiming to collect in their cash by the end of the month so we'll let you know how they get on .
Mike's friends and colleagues at Middlesborough also nominated the Happy House as its charity  has given us another £550 from Beaverbrooks.
The generous company has an initiative whereby it gives each of its employees £55 from the Beaverbrooks Charitable Trust to donate to the charity of their choice and thanks to Mike's passion for the Happy House got the Middlesborough store's vote.
Mike, Amanda and all his Beaverbrooks friends are true gems... thank you all so much for your kindness to or kids and another special thank you, love and smiles from all our family to Mike and Amanda (pictured-and still smiling-as they arrive in Whitby) for really going the extra mile, or 28!