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Atkins Global complete 60 mile route for St Oswald's

Staff from Atkins Global have raised over £750 for St Oswald’s Hospice by completing a 60 mile route across the North East. Atkins Global is a British multinational engineering, architectural design, management and consulting company founded in 1938 by Sir William Atkins.  Members of staff from their Newcastle office recently dedicated a day to complete the route visiting all 50 Elmers and many of the little Elmers along the way.

The 14 strong team started the route in South Shields at 7.30am and continued throughout the day taking in Sunderland, Gateshead, Newcastle, Wallsend, Gosforth, Whitley Bay, Tynemouth and North Shields before returning back to South Shields almost 13 hours later mostly on foot (with only the occasional use of public transport!). The team asked people to sponsor them on-line but also carried charity buckets on the day collecting from kindly members of the public.

Two of the fundraisers, Charlotte Wojcik and Kelly Millward, not only completed the walk but also organised a bake sale at the end of the week for the walkers and other members of Atkins staff.  The bake sale and bucket collection rose over £250 with sponsorship of £500 taking their grand total to just over £750!

Atkins Global team with Hope, Stitches and Run North East

A few of the staff at Atkins Global have a family connection to St Oswald’s Hospice

My auntie was cared for at St Oswald’s so fundraising for the hospice has always been at the forefront of my fundraising agenda. Following her death in 2013, I ran the Sunderland Half Marathon for the hospice and I want to continue raising funds for the incredible work they do.

Dean Ireland, Architect at Atkins Global

Jess Murphy, Senior Fundraiser at St Oswalds says:

“We are overwhelmed by the effort made by the Atkins Global team to raise this money for the Hospice.  To complete a 60 mile route, mostly on foot, is an incredible feat and we can’t thank them enough.”