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TWE team's walk for The Benevolent raises £25,000

Published:  18 September, 2015

A team from Treasury Wine Estates raised more than £25,000 for trade charity The Benevolent.

Thirty-six people walked a combined 1,700km on the Thames Path Challenge out of London.

The challenge was set by Dan Townsend, Treasury's general manager for UK, Ireland and Western Europe who is The Benevolent's current Chairman.

Participants could choose to finish at one of three points representing walks of 25km, 50km or 100km.

Staff from Enotria, Negociants, the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and The Benevolent also took part.

Townsend said: "This was an incredible effort by my team at TWE as well as the other members of the wine trade who joined us for the day.

"The sense of camaraderie amongst the team was evident and it made for an exhilarating, if exhausting, day."

Benevolent chairman David Cox also took part and said: "I feel that it is just this kind of amazing charity fundraising event that epitomises the drinks trade because it inspires many to enjoy testing themselves and it certainly inspires many to donate incredibly generously.

"The wonderful sum raised will allow us to expand the immensely valuable work that we do supporting those in the trade less fortunate than ourselves and we thank everyone who took part and donated."

The Benevolent offers financial, emotional and practical support to those in the drinks trade who are suffering from illness, disability or have seen their quality of life affected by sad or unforeseen circumstances.

Townsend's own fundraising page is still open here.