Fundraising challenge reaches final conclusion!

A 25,000-mile fundraising challenge raising money for the Dougie Mac is reaching the finish line – with fundraisers calling on people to support them for one Last Mile!

Since last year, colleagues from Building Adhesives Ltd in Trentham have been taking part in “Journey Around The Worrall”, in memory of a colleague who passed away from cancer, by walking, running, swimming, cycling or even rowing to complete 25,000 miles; equivalent to travelling around the world across the equator.

The challenge is being completed in remembrance of Avrill Worrall – a key member of the R&D and Quality team and indeed wider company for Building Adhesives Ltd / ARDEX UK more than 21 years who is sadly missed by her many friends and colleagues at the company.

Joe Myatt-Winterton, QC Controller, decided to organise a fundraising challenge in aid of Douglas Macmillan hospice – the Worrall family’s nominated charity who did so much to support Avril during her fight.

On Tuesday 21st May – which also happens to be Avril’s birthday – the team are completing the challenge at Longton Park and are inviting supporters to join them for one last mile.

The Sponsored Walk will start at 1pm, with each participant invited to donate £2 to boost the fundraising pot which currently stands at £1100.

Joe said: “We are approaching the finish line of our 25,000 mile challenge in memory of Avril and to mark this great milestone we’d love everyone to join us for a finale walk around Longton Park on the Tuesday 21st May, which was Avril’s birthday.

“While it has been extremely challenging, it’s also brought us closer together as a team as well as providing happiness and support to each other – something that Avril always did for those around her.

“Thank you to everyone who has supported the challenge so far, and it would be great to see as many people as possible for one last mile!”

The team – which has included colleagues and their friends and family – have reached the milestone by completing numerous challenges such as running the Potter’s ‘Arf, cycling the Manifold Trail, and walking the Roaches as well as lots of walking, jogging, cycling, swimming, paddleboarding, kayaking and even a bit of pedalo peddling!

To help boost the fundraising pot, all donations are welcome at