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None the Wise-r

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Managing Director of build-to-rent specialist, Wise Living, has joined an intrepid team on a mission to walk the Thames Path in less than 24 hours, all in the name of charity.

Paul Staley joined a team of six in the “Walk of Hope” to raise more than £4,000 for Douglas Macmillan Hospice (Dougie Mac), which provides hospice care to more than 3,500 local people with life-limiting illnesses in and around Stoke, one of the most deprived areas of the country.

The group walked the 110km route in under a day – around a quarter of the time it would usually take – starting from the Thames Barrier on Tuesday.

The gruelling target meant that the team maintained a pace of more than 5km per hour to reach the destination of Marlow by 4pm the following day.

Paul said: “When I was asked to take part in the Walk of Hope, I jumped at the chance. Dougie Mac is an invaluable resource for families in Staffordshire, providing them with critical support when they need it the most.”

Nathan Walton (Tedaisy), Gary Mellor (Beswick’s Legal), Paul Franklin (HSBC), Gareth Higgins (KMF) and Rob Hope (Sabit Engineering) also took part.

Donna Adams, head of fundraising at Dougie Mac, said: “We are extremely grateful to Paul and the team for taking on such a big challenge to raise money for Dougie Mac. We rely hugely on the support of the local community to raise the money we need to continue our care services for local families.”

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