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Tennant raises £10k for MNDA

Published 15th July, 2022 by Neil Nixon

Karen Manners, Kevin Webb and Nikki Lucas.
Karen Manners, Kevin Webb and Nikki Lucas.

In March last year Tennant UK launched the Walk for Webby campaign to raise £10,000 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association in support of its colleague, Kevin Webb, who was diagnosed with MND in February 2021. Not simply a fundraising exercise, the Walk for Webby campaign also had the aim to collectively complete a distance of 24,901 miles (equal to the circumference of the Earth) through a range of activities including walking, running and cycling.

Since the campaign began members of Tennant UK have been clocking their miles on personal runs, as well as organising community events where family members and friends of Kevin could also come and participate.

Jon Collett, Tennant MHE account manager, organised a live charity event at Moulton College Sports Hall in Northampton last December where people spent the day completing as many laps as they could of the venue’s 400m running track. Nikki Lucas, credit controller for Tennant UK, and Karen Manners, contract renewal officer, walked a marathon 26.2 miles together, raising over £400 for the charity. Gavin Pratt, a close personal friend of Kevin’s, recently completed a 1178 mile bike ride (and additional 23 mile hike) from John O’Groats to Land’s End which pushed both the distance achieved and funds raised over the target number.

Kevin Webb said: “I am overwhelmed by the support and generosity everyone has shown since we started the Walk for Webby Campaign and I’m so proud of how much money we have raised for such a great charity.”

As of Friday 24 June the distance achieved was 25,990 miles, and funds raised were £10,839.

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