A team from Ellis Pharma has completed a gruelling physical challenge to raise money for a global charity.
Gary Campbell, Ellis Pharma’s Business Development Director, and Andy Leaver, company Chairman, took part in the London 2 Brighton 100 Kilometre Challenge on 12th May, to raise funds for The Hunger Project.
The challenge saw Gary and Andy walk the 100 kilometre distance (62.6 miles) from London to Brighton in twenty-three hours and twenty-eight minutes, well within their original target of twenty-four hours.
The Hunger Project describes the challenge as a “definitive test of endurance, determination and teamwork”. After completing the challenge Gary said; “Believe me, this was probably the most mentally and physically tough challenge I have ever undertaken for charity in my life.”
The Hunger Project is a global, non-profit, strategic organisation committed to the sustainable end of world hunger. In Africa, South Asia and Latin America, The Hunger Project seeks to end hunger and poverty by empowering people to lead lives of self-reliance, meet their own basic needs and build better futures for their children.
Initiatives run by The Hunger Project include raising awareness on key health issues, providing finance to women food farmers, and funding community centres in rural areas. The funds raised by Gary and Andy will go towards supporting more projects like these.
The London 2 Brighton 100 Kilometre Challenge is the latest charity fundraising event for Ellis Pharma. The company regularly organises charity fundraising events; previous challenges include a trek along the Great Wall of China.
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