Carterwood’s latest Ten for Ten fundraising challenge for Parkinson’s UK: the Thames Path ultra

On September 8th, 3,000 walkers and runners took part in the Thames Path Challenge, a long distance event along the banks of England’s iconic River Thames, from Putney Bridge to Henley-on-Thames. Among the challengers were two of Carterwood’s own – Aishling Barrett and Philippa Mulberry. Aishling completed the 100k walk and Philippa the 50k run; the duo strode out in support of Carterwood’s #10410 fundraiser in aid of Parkinson’s UK.

Philippa Mulberry and Aishling Barrett completing the Thames Path Challenge.

Carterwood launched #10410 to celebrate the company’s tenth anniversary, setting ourselves ten challenges in recognition of the ten years. Among their challenges, the team have so far held a team sports day, volunteered at a care home for the elderly, completed a 5k run (on one of the hottest days of the year) and attempted to break some world records.

Amanda Nurse, managing director of Carterwood, says: ‘We’re delighted to be celebrating our tenth birthday, and to be raising money through Just Giving for Parkinson’s UK. What Aishling and Philippa achieved on Saturday at the Thames Path is amazing, with a combined total of 35 hours on the move. We’ve raised 70 per cent of our £1,041 fundraising target so far, and the team are really committed to the remaining challenges to make sure we reach our goal’.

Every year, over 8,000 people in the UK are told they have Parkinson’s. Parkinson’s UK offer friendship, support and advice along with expert information to sufferers of Parkinson’s and their families, in addition to funding research toward finding a cure.

To donate to Carterwood’s #10410 and to read about our remaining challenges, please visit our JustGiving page. If you’d like to hear more about our services, email or call 08458 609777, we’ll be delighted to hear from you.


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