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Local Team is a Hods-On Favourite

A group of our staff recently took on a hefty charity challenge. Alex Surrey Branch Manager in Leamington and a team of five completed the gruelling Three Peaks Challenge with Alex going one step further by carrying an enormous 32kg hod of bricks on his back!

The hod of bricks is a reference to Alex’s job and it also symbolises the sheer determination needed to deal with cancer each and every day.

Last year Alex’s mum passed away suddenly due to pancreatic cancer which compelled him to do something different for charity. The Herculean task raised £5,600 for Macmillan Cancer Support, helping to supply vital funds for people living with cancer.

Alex said: “When my mum passed away she was only 60-years-old, fit and healthy. Macmillan was very supportive to our family through this tough time so I wanted to give something back to them in a different way.

“The Three Peaks Challenge was pretty tough and the weight of the hod certainly didn’t make things easier. However, it was still nothing compared to what people living with cancer go through on a daily basis and it was all worth it to raise money for such a brilliant cause.”

The Three Peaks challenge consists of walking the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales – within 24 hours. The team of six had to train hard for the challenge, especially to give Alex the chance to practice shifting that huge 32kg of weight (or for those of you that prefer imperial units just over a whopping five stone!).

To find out more about Alex’s challenge visit his JustGiving page http://www.justgiving.com/Alex-Surrey