Partnering with Festival Place shopping centre

We are delighted to be partnering with Festival Place shopping centre where enthusiastic staff have launched a bid to raise £10,000 over the next year. 

Over the next six months staff have pledged to run, cycle and row 1,091 miles on static machines in the shopping centre.

The first team event raised more than £200 with the start of the 1,091-mile run, cycle and row challenge on Saturday, May 24. It is the distance to and from Basingstoke’s three twin cities of Alençon in France, Euskirchen in Germany, and Braine-l’Alleud in Belgium.

Duty assistant at Festival Place, Sean Taylor, was among the 10-strong team that clocked up 116 miles from 11am until 3pm. The 30-year-old from Andover said: “Everyone got stuck in and got the atmosphere going. “I have had a lot of family experiences with cancer which helped push me and I’ve seen the plans for the new centre. “There is a lot of travelling involved to get all the treatment you need when you have cancer so it will make life a lot easier for people who are suffering from it for the facilities to be nearer.”

The final event will take place in November so look out here for more news.