A magnificent seven fundraisers from Barron Financial Solutions in Southport have raised over £4,000 for three superb local charities by completing a gruelling charity walk from Southport to Liverpool.
The £4,200 raised will go towards Queenscourt Hospice, Claire House Children’s Hospice and Southport Soup Kitchen after the completion of the 22-mile trek.
The hike took in the beautiful sights along the Sefton coastline from Southport, through Ainsdale, to Formby, Altcar, Crosby Beach and past The Iron Men, and then on through the dock road in Liverpool to the Pier Head.
The seven people who participated in the walk were: David Barron; Laura Barron; Olivia Atherton; Daniel Withall; Barbara Dilullo; Megan Catterall; and Clare Cornett.
The charities were selected following a vote among staff in the office.
Barron Financial Solutions owner David Barron said: “We did it! Just under 22 miles walked from Southport to Liverpool Pier Head for our three amazing charities.
“We can’t thank everyone enough for your kind donations.
“We have raised a fantastic amount for our three amazing recipients who we will be presenting with their cheques in the next few days.
“As a local business, local charities are important to us. For this reason, we decided to do a Barron Financial Solutions team walk from Southport Pier to Liverpool Pier Head.
“The charities we are supporting are close to our hearts, Queenscourt Hospice, Claire House Children’s Hospice and Southport Soup Kitchen.
“The walk was great to do although we had a few blisters along the way!
“We set out from Southport at 8.45am and arrived at Pier Head in Liverpool for 5pm. It took us eight hours and 10 minutes.
“The first half was fantastic, with lots of beautiful scenery along the coast.
“But we all under-estimated how long the dock road is in Liverpool!
“We had to keep going until we reached our destination, but it was all worth it for the charities we were supporting.
“The good causes were chosen by our team in the office and they are all very deserving.
“Queenscourt Hospice is very close to so many people in our community for the work it does. Southport Soup Kitchen is much in demand, but doesn’t get as much support as it probably needs.
“Claire House is a charity we have supported extensively for a long time, raising over £250,000 for them over the years.
“Our initial target from the walk was to raise £1,000 for each good cause, but we have been able to exceed that thanks to people’s generosity.
“We really enjoyed taking part in the charity walk. We want to do something to support the community every year.
“We’ll see what we come up with next! A few people have already thrown in a few ideas about what we do for next year, we’re looking forward to it already.”