Staff at Utopia’s Wolverhampton headquarters have raised over £1,110 for charity following a 10k walk last weekend. The fun annual event is organised by Matt Cox, an assembly team supervisor at the bathroom furniture manufacturer. According to Matt, the walk is definitely not a race but more of a pleasant stroll with colleagues, stopping for refreshments at pubs along the way.

With so much raised already and donations still coming in, the total sum will be split between the Make a Wish Foundation, the national charity that helps to fulfil the wishes of critically ill children, and Utopia’s own Liz Green Fund, set up to benefit cancer charities and local causes following the sad passing of founding director Liz Green last year.

Despite threatening weather, the group of 25 walkers had a brilliant day and are seen here at one of the stops along the way.  All the walkers wore T-shirts proudly displaying the logos for the two charities.

Matt comments, “As well as raising valuable funds for charity, our walk is a great way for colleagues to spend some time together out of the work environment. We had a lot of fun, and there weren’t too many blisters at the end, so well done to everyone who took part. We’ve already set the date for next year’s walk when we hope even more people will take part. ”

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