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Actons Reach High For Local Charity

Actons has fundraised nearly £3,000 for Reach Learning Disability, the Nottinghamshire charity for adults with learning disabilities.

A group of keen walkers from Actons took part in a gruelling fundraising challenge – on 7 September they walked 32 miles from Grantham to Nottingham along the Grantham Canal.

Some of the walkers who took part, presenting a cheque to Steve Shatwell, CEO and Julia Sandhu, Fundraising Director of Reach Learning Disability

A few weeks before they set out on the walk, Reach CEO Steve Shatwell and Fundraising Director Julia Sandhu visited Actons to talk to nearly 50 members of staff about the charity, their work and especially about their horticultural centre Flower Pod in Southwell.

Following the walk, a team from Actons which included some of the walkers spent a day volunteering at Flower Pod, helping to further develop their ‘White Garden’ which the firm started working on a previous volunteering day in 2018.

Julia Sandhu, Fundraising Director at Reach Learning Disability said: “With the help of wonderful supporters like Actons we can continue to grow and reach more people with learning disabilities in urgent need of services across the county. The team really went the extra mile for Reach, their efforts will really make a difference to local people and their achievement is inspirational!”

Heidi Gleadhill, Director at Actons and Head of the CSR committee commented: “We’re delighted to continue to support Reach. Despite the sore feet and blisters, I know our team really enjoyed both taking part in the walk, and knowing that the money they helped raise will benefit some of the most vulnerable people in our local community. Through all the work we do with Reach, we get to see first-hand the vital services they provide to the people of Nottinghamshire – often lifelines to the people who make use of them.”

To find out more about Reach Learning Disability, visit their website.

Posted on November 11, 2019

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