07 December 2021

Going the extra mile for Macmillan

Andrew Baker, Finance Director at Zest has gone the extra mile this year to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Andrew Baker, Finance Director for Zest has gone the extra mile this year to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, the company’s chosen charity for 2021. In a year-long Marathon Challenge, clocking up an astonishing 1,454 miles so far, raising thousands of pounds for the charity. 

Highlights include:

  • Running a staggering 27 miles during the P&A Group 24 Hour Challenge in June
  • Posting a personal best (pb) time for the Berlin Marathon at 3 hours 16 minutes and 26 seconds
  • More recently, he ran the Liverpool Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in another personal best of 1 hour 26 minutes and 29 seconds

Andrew has been joined in his endeavours by Iwan Gwyn, manager of sister company, Woodworks Garden Centre, who has completed an equally impressive 1,034 miles. 

Commenting on their achievements this year, Andrew said:  

“It's been a tough year due to the pandemic but running is great for mental health and it would be good if, through this challenge, we could inspire more people to give it a go.

I’ve kept going partly because of my competitive nature - always wanting to go faster or further - but more so due to knowing the funds raised are going to a great cause. I have two family members undergoing cancer treatment at the moment which really puts it into context.”  

Macmillan Cancer Support provides physical, financial, and emotional support to people diagnosed with cancer, from the moment they have been diagnosed through treatment and beyond.  

There is still time to donate to Andrew and Iwan’s Macmillan Marathon Challenge and, anyone wishing to do so, can click the link here or here

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