Birthday trek boosts charities

By Harriet Ernstsons Friday 03 May 2013 Updated: 03/05 09:30

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IT WAS a double celebration for a Bromsgrove man as he marked his 50th birthday with a 50km charity walk.

Gary Hargreaves took on a 11 hour non-step trek the day before his special day, raising more than £2,000 which will be split between five organisations.

The finance director chose a route between Droitwich Methodist Church and his workplace The Q3 Academy in Great Barr, one of the five to benefit alongside Hurst Green Methodist Church, Cancer Research UK, Adoption UK and Action for Children.

Mr Hargreaves said it had been an ‘incredible journey’ which had seen him walk more than 300 miles during his three-month training period.

“It’s been a great opportunity to raise money for some good causes and I’m very grateful to everyone who’s chipped in,” he added.

“Thanks to the generosity of those that have donated, I’ve managed to double my target of £1,000, which was completely unexpected.”

E-mail glhargreaves@btinternet.com to donate.

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