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Trans-Atlantic charity challenge

Published 10th January, 2014 by Neil Nixon

Trans-Atlantic charity challenge

Greg Gregory, chairman of Cambridge-based cleaning company Akins Gregory, is planning to cross the Atlantic in a bid to raise money for East Anglian Children's Hospice. Gregory, who will be 68 when he leaves Gran Canaria, will take a crew of three on the crossing to Antigua. He said: “I have wanted to do the Atlantic Challenge for a few years now and thought I should do it before I get too old. EACH is our nominated Charity for the next 12 months and as it has always been dear to my heart, I thought this would a fabulous opportunity to raise money for them.”

Project manager and joint managing director of Atkins Gregory, Gary Ball, said: “It will be an amazing achievement if Greg can do it. Although we all think that he is slightly mad for attempting it, after I visited the hospice in Milton with Greg, it does make you realise how lucky we are and what fantastic work the staff do so we will spend the year raising as much money as we can.”

Denise Norris-Fenn from EACH said: “EACH is delighted to partner with Atkins Gregory and support their fundraising efforts. Atkins Gregory, Greg and his friends can be proud of their efforts as they will be helping so many children. East Anglia's Children's Hospices supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. Our care and support is tailored for the needs of all family members and delivered where the families wish - in their own home, at hospital, in the community, or at one of three hospices in Ipswich, Milton and Quidenham. We need to raise £6 million a year which is £16,000 every day and Atkins Gregory will be doing their best raise enough to pay for a day at Milton.”

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