Roadchef walks the wall


10 team members walked along Hadrian’s Wall in aid of the Association of Air Ambulances

Team members from Roadchef, one of the UK’s largest Motorway Service Area (MSA) operators, have walked the length of Hadrian’s Wall in just two days, all in aid of its charity of the year – the Association of Air Ambulances. After trekking an amazing 84 miles across the country, the company has announced that it has raised a fantastic £8,574 for the association, which represents the majority of the air ambulance network.

The marathon feat was achieved by walking 16 hours on day one, with a further 13 hours of walking on day two. Leading from the front, Roadchef’s CEO, Simon Turl, took the team of 10 across the country from west to east.

Mr Turl was accompanied by the company’s CFO, James Muirhead, and other members of the senior team, including Howard Lockwood, Mike Heaton, Paul Matthews, Colin Reid, Aileen Reid, Sarah Pilling and Alex Lunt.

After completing the epic trek, Simon Turl commented: “It was a great challenge and the sense of accomplishment upon completing the walk was fantastic, but most importantly we raised a significant amount of money for the Association of Air Ambulances. The Association of Air Ambulances was chosen as our charity of the year by a ballot of all of our team members, so we’re delighted to have raised vital funds for this brilliant cause.”

Liz Campbell, Chair, Association of Air Ambulances (Charity) LTD, said: “We just want to say a huge thank you to Roadchef and a massive congratulations to them on their achievement. Donations such as this are vital in keeping our helicopters in the air and we’re truly grateful to the company for its continued support.”

The Air Ambulance Association was chosen as Roadchef’s charity partner following a vote by Roadchef team members. The walk along Hadrian’s Wall further support’s Roadchef’s goal of raising a six-figure sum for the charity over two years.

Roadchef employs more than 3,300 people in the UK, across its 30 locations, and boasts an outstanding employee retention record. Roadchef has recently been awarded an “Investors in People Gold” accreditation for the support and development of its team. Less than 100 companies in the UK hospitality have achieved this accolade.

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