Leg 60 – 14th September was sponsored by:
Today’s leg is sponsored by Steve’s company, PMP Utilities. In 2015, PMP moved to new purpose designed headquarters in Burnley. These substantial new facilities highlight our continued commitment to support our clients throughout the utilities, power and processing industries. The new premises house our new engineering workshop, equipped for bespoke milling, turning, welding and fabrication, along with large dedicated and secure internal and external storage. The new headquarters also contain purpose built mobilisation and welfare areas and new office and training facilities. This considerable investment by PMP will provide even greater certainty in our capability and allow us to take advantage of new opportunities for growth within AMP6 and across all industries. Everyone at PMP is extremely proud of Steve and what he has achieved during this walk to raise funds and awareness for CF. We are looking forward to having him back at work but, hopefully, we won’t need to see his feet!
Leg 59 – 13th September was sponsored by:
Today’s sponsor is another example of the support of friends and family ....Bill Reed has donated today as Bill’s Caners! Bill is a stalwart of Running4CF and a big supporter and organiser of all the fundraising events they do - including being a huge influence on the activities for LEJOG, alongside this kind donation of his own ... personal donations mean a lot and have made such a massive difference to the event ....many, many thanks to Bill and thanks for this fab picture of him with his “3 amigos Kim , Cath and Robyn”....
Leg 58 – 12th September was sponsored by:
Geoff Gough Valeting Services. a fantastic mobile business that means you can have your vehicle valeted on your driveway - makes life a lot easier! ...Geoff is a running pal of Garry Wilkinson and was one of the first to step up and pledge his sponsorship ....he can be contacted on 07843495363 - call him for all your valeting needs.
Leg 57 – 11th September was sponsored by:
Today's Leg is sponsored by 2 businesses belonging to James Smith ...Steadplan MAN Trucks and Trailer dealership. both of which we would massively have struggled without. They both gave us the loan of the support vehicle, which has been invaluable, and produced all the signage for this van and Steve and Alizon's motorhome - raising awareness of the challenge, and CF, wherever they went! Huge thanks to James and both his companies for this support - as Steve approaches his last 5 walks today we realise even more that none of this would have been possible without such generosity behind us both in donations and the practical stuff we needed!
Leg 56 – 10th September was sponsored by:
Today's sponsor is Townsend records of Clitheroe .....trading for over 30 years they are a fantastic real music shop where you can still browse vinyl and CD's amongst other music supplies and instruments...pay them a visit on Moor Lane in Clitheroe - you won't be disappointed! Visit their online store, too.
Leg 55 – 9th September was sponsored by:
AGM are a leading provider of spraybooth servicing and repair. Their network of engineers operate across the UK, ensuring technical faults are dealt with quickly and effectively. They have amassed a reputation for offering a fast, professional service that their clients are thrilled with. AGM Services offer aftercare for spraybooths and their experts offer advice and support to ensure all their clients equipment is operating as it should be. AGM Services offer an industry leading customer information portal that allows clients to manage their spraybooth documentation, giving them access to test results, certificates and their overall performance.
Leg 54 – 8th September was sponsored by:
They are a team of highly skilled Osteopaths, based in Clayton-le-Moors and Lytham, providing professional care with a personal touch. With 27 years of experience in treating and helping prevent a wide variety of problems.Osteopathy can help a wide variety of conditions from back and neck pain and headaches to sporting injuries. There is no age restriction to osteopathic treatment and they pride themselves on good patient/practioner relationships. They are registered with the General Osteopathic Council and covered by all major health insurance companies. Massive thanks to John and his team for their support ....and good luck today Steve - everyone is rooting so much for you now and willing you on xx
Leg 53 – 7th September was sponsored by:
Owner of PH is Paul Hesketh....one of Garry Wilkinsons running lads from Clayton Le Moors Harriers. PH Electrical is a small family firm but with a mass of experience in the commercial electrical installation sector and with high end customers such as Barnfields Construction. Paul is not only our sponsor of the day but also supports a lot of local causes.
Leg 52 – 6 September was sponsored by:
Steve's mum Brenda is today's sponsor - I can only imagine how proud she feels right now for both what Steve (and Alizon) are achieving and the inspiration they are driving in others too...lots of love and many thanks to her for supporting today's leg. Having family and friends behind a challenge like this, alongside the corporate support, really matters - the total funds raised will be announced in October at the celebration 'do'! Good luck today Steve - we're all thinking about you Gx
Leg 51 – 5 September was sponsored by:
Founded in 1868, JJO plc has grown into one of the largest manufacturers of Kitchen, bedroom and bathroom furniture in the UK. Their modern production and warehousing facilities covers approximately 1.1 million square feet of real estate and they manufacture their goods using the very latest in specialist furniture production machinery. The quality of the finished goods and their sympathetic approach to the environment, has been recognised many times and won them a host of awards. Unlike their competitors, they don't just claim to be environmentally friendly, they can prove they are environmentally friendly! Take a look at their website to see everything they do - fabulous company and we're so very grateful for their support.
Leg 50 – 4 September was sponsored by:
Sponsored by our very own Garry Wilkinson and The Everest Team ....see the message below from Garry. In 2005 Garry put a ‘Team’ together to raise money for various charities. The ‘Challenge’ was to run the Everest Marathon ….not just any marathon….the highest and reputed hardest marathon in the world!! Taking 17 days to trek to the start at the Base Camp of Everest at 17,000 Feet. They spent the year leading up to the event raising money for ‘Get Kids Going’ a charity involved with funding disabled kids into sport, ‘Water Aid’ and ‘Leprosy in Nepal’ and various other local charities. They raised a staggering £54,000 that year. After hearing about Stephen’s fantastic ‘Le Jog’ Challenge 4 Cystic Fibrosis and having some money still left in the account they have donated a whopping £1,000 to the cause!!
Leg 49 – 2 September was sponsored by:
DSM have a team of dynamic, qualified and expert accountants working across a wide range of industries and specialisms. They bring a diverse range of ideas to business aims and strategies. They help their clients to reach their goals by understanding what they want to achieve in business. They also work closely with banks, investors and other professionals to help their clients accomplish those goals. DSM are recognised training providers for chartered accountants in both the leading ACA and ACCA qualifications, and invest in their people so that clients get the best also. Money can’t buy passion and they are passionate about what they do! The company offer compliance services, but also offer so much more with bespoke accountancy procedures to enhance and help to develop a business to work for the client effectively.
Leg 48 – Loch Lomand to Bridge of Orchy was sponsored by:
Leg 48 is the start of the weekend for Steve and Alizon - Loch Lomand to Bridge of Orchy and kindly sponsored by SB Tippers www.sbtippers.co.uk .... SB Tippers is a family run business, based in Great Harwood, Lancashire with over 40 years of experience, providing a professional service within the Northwest region of England. It now stands today as one of the leading haulage contractors and plant specialists in the sector. Specialising in bulk excavation, they provide a full and wide range of products and services to various customers within the industry. These include supplying Local Authorities, the Utility companies, the Environment Agency, the Construction and Development market, Demolition, Landscaping and the private sector as a whole. From the hiring out of plant, vehicles and equipment, to the provision of recycled aggregates, top soil and tipping facilities at their own purpose built reclamation centre; they offer all their clients exceptional levels of service and attention to detail that you would expect from a dedicated family run business. They provide a complete range of services that include: * Site visits to recommend what type of plant, vehicles and products are most suited to the job. * The hiring out of all plant, machinery, vehicles and equipment - self drive and operated. * The provision of fully trained and professionally qualified drivers and operators. * Hazardous waste management - The removal of all types of waste to fully licensed disposal sites. * Specialist advice and recommendations on the recycling of materials and the sale of recycled aggregates. * 24/7 backup and aftercare service. * Bulk Spoil Removal. * Advice on all new legislation and products. * An in-house workshop that services and maintains all plant and vehicles. Whatever your plant and haulage requirements are; SB Tippers have a professional and experienced base of operations to tackle the most arduous of jobs.
Leg 47 Cashel to Loch Lomond was sponsored by:
Leg 47 today Cashel to Loch Lomond and at some point today our own Garry Wilkinson will be joining Steve up in Scotland! Michael Toms Stationers based in Burnley are the sponsor of this leg -..... With a product range in excess of 30,000 items, many of which are sold at 50% 60% 70% or even more off the recommended retail price not just occasionally but every single day...but price is not everything and Michael Toms fully understand the importance of a personal service in an impersonal world. They are one of the most pro-active stationery companies in the North West, supplying computer supplies, office furniture, printed stationery, health & hygiene products and arts & crafts supplies. Michael Toms are the best choice for businesses and guarantee quality, fast delivery, friendly service, extensive product range, competitive pricing, comprehensive warranty, branded products, no delivery charges and no minimum order! Many thanks to all at Michael Toms for supporting the LEJOG challenge and Steve and Alizon on today's leg....our sponsors have all been amazing and we are so very grateful for the support.
Leg 46 – 30 August was sponsored by:
This Leg has been kindly sponsored by Colin and Jean Burrows, who are Uncle and Aunt to Alizon ....very kind of them and shows the support from family and friends along with schools, pubs and clubs who have all stepped up to show how much they are behind what Steve and Alizon are doing - which has been just amazing alongside the sponsorship by local businesses. Steve is 75% through the challenge now ....I can't say just 15 legs left after today as it's still so many daily get ups and so much mental strength and determination to get through each leg..... keep going Steve - we're all behind you, thinking about you and rooting for you every day ..... Can you imagine what it's like to have CF? Have you ever done the straw challenge? Try it - hold your nose and try to breathe through a straw for 1 minute ....it isn't easy ...but it's a stark reminder of why it's important to keep raising awareness and funds for Cystic Fibrosis ...it's easy for most of us to take each breath for granted....when you have CF you can't ...
Leg 45 – 28th August was sponsored by:
Piranha have been amazing in helping us with the website - Maria Reed, a colleague of Steve's, updates this daily in the main and has been brilliant, but I know she would agree we would have struggled initially without their help in showing us the ropes! Established in 2001 and operating out of modern city centre offices in Preston, Lancashire, Piranha has grown in both size and reputation and is now fully established as one of the most creative and strategic marketing led digital agencies in the region. The Preston head office and creative teams are supported by a growing network of sales offices which currently includes Warrington, Blackpool and Manchester. They are an award winning team of dedicated and creative digital and marketing professionals who share the belief that effective marketing is one of the most important elements of a company’s business operations. They live and breathe both digital and traditional marketing and have become part of the fabric of many Lancashire based companies who now view them as part of their day to day business structure. Their expertise covers all the elements of the marketing mix across many varied market sectors and industry segments, both consumer and business to business. Whilst their business started primarily providing direct mail, advertising and creative services, over the last decade it has evolved and now website design and development, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) AdWords management, digital advertising, e-mail marketing and social media marketing accounts for almost 75% of projects they deliver.
Leg 44 – Livingstone to Falkirk Wheel was sponsored by:
Happy Bank Holiday to everyone ...but whilst most of us are enjoying a day off it’s still a walking day for Steve and Alizon .:.Leg 44 Livingstone to Falkirk Wheel is kindly sponsored and supoorted by 3XD....Caroline Mercer from the company sent us this lovely message for Steve ... Just want to say, 💛💙💛💙💛💙💛💙 💙Mega challenge 💛 💛 Huge respect 💙 💙 Stay strong 💛 💛 Good luck 💙 💙 Safe journey 💛 💛💙💛💙💛💙💛💙 3XD is a specialist insurance provider offering a range of insurance products to consumers through financial intermediaries. We also carry out administration schemes for a number of UK companies. We work with leading insurers and selected partners to develop and distribute market-leading products, and combine market knowledge, the latest technology, and insurance and administration expertise to continually strive to offer the best possible products and services to our policyholders. These consumer-focused developments were recognised in 2015 when 3XD were granted the Customer Service Excellence® Award. This prestigious accolade is in acknowledgement of outstanding customer service delivery. For more information about 3XD and its award winning service, visit 3xd.co.uk Many, many thanks to them for their support it really does mean a lot....Steve has 16 legs after today left to walk and it's going to be tough up in the Scottish Highlands - the support and well wishes sent will mean all the more to help him complete ...xx
Leg 43 – West Linton to Livingstone was sponsored by:
Leg 43 today sees Stephen and Alizon walking from West Linton to Livingston and is kindly sponsored by Fitzpatrick uk Ltd www.fitzpatricksuk.com Fitzpatrick’s offer a wide range of fabrication services predominantly in Stainless Steel / Mild Steel & Aluminium. They recently bought the first flatbed laser cutter of its kind in the UK; nearly twice as fast as existing laser cutting technology, their Mitsubishi laser cutting machine is looking like a game changer in the laser cutting industry. They supply steelwork across most sectors including Architectural fabrication both decorative & Structural, Aerospace support equipment & Oil and Gas Pipelaying equipment to name but a few. Their commitment to service and sincere approach has helped them to emerge as a leading metal fabricator in the UK . They have provided the metal work for displays in the British Museum and the V&A such is their reputation for producing beautiful & aesthetically pleasing pieces and then, on the other hand, produce Jigs and fixtures into the automotive industry where accuracy and reliability are the prime considerations. With regard to welding Fitzpatrick`s offers predominantly MIG welding & TIG Welding: Most of their engineers are coded in one or both on the 3 most popular materials: Mild Steel: Stainless Steel: Aluminium. They take their welding very seriously and spend a lot of time discussing welds. Where to put them what type and how big. Owner Mark Fitzpatrick is a former colleague of Steve’s and big supporter of the LEJOG challenge ...many thanks to them for their sponsorship (and to Mark also for his many choices for the track of the day!) This challenge is tough and the support is making it work - thank you
Leg 42 – Peebles to West Linton was sponsored by:
Leg 42 of LEJOG is Peebles to West Linton and sponsored by the brilliant band The Wrangling. The Wrangling played at the ‘Wear Yellow’ event at The Dog Inn Whalley in June where they also very kindly gave us an extra donation and will also be playing at the celebration party for Steve in October! www.thewrangling.co.uk The Wrangling play covers from the Punk era (The Jam / The Undertones) right through to today (The Vaccines / The Black Keys) covering mainly Indie / Britpop bands such as Oasis / Killers / James and some other well known but forgotten stomping classics by The Cult / Killing Joke / The Cars / Feeder / The Enemy / the Only Ones etc..brilliant! Having spent a year as a bunch of mates jamming for fun in a little room, the urge to play live was getting too great for some whilst the ambitions of others were maybe not as high – band members came and went – nobody could agree on a name then the Keyboard player left followed by the Singer which put an end to the fun! There have been a few different line ups over the years but the guys who are together now are the perfect band if you want something a little different for your event, wedding, party or function. They play a diverse range of Indie, Rock and Classic covers, and I can vouch for how good they are - as well as being a great bunch of guys ...looking forward to seeing them again in October!
Leg 41 – 22 August was sponsored by:
Blueberries Cafe in Clitheroe....6 New Market St, 01200 424117. Blueberries sits on the edge of the wonderful Clitheroe Market and is an incredibly friendly place serving a fabulous array of fresh food....one of it's clients from Manchester said 'Wow! this has to be the most 'up-market' market cafe in the world. Fantastic freshly prepared homemade food, amazing staff (polite, friendly and professional) and very reasonably priced. Anyone visiting or walking around the shops must pop in and check this place out. Yet another jewel in Clitheroe's formidable crown. Blueberries very kindly also hosted one of Running4CF's summer runs and owner and club member Julie Coy sent this message"Reading about your journey so far has been so uplifting and motivating; you are an inspiration to us all and we are wishing you the best for your home stretch. We will have a blueberry and almond tart waiting for you when you finish!
Leg 40 – 21 August was sponsored by:
The Dhollandia range is extensive and offers options for all transport applications. The tail lift exists in various materials, dimensions and with different payload capacities. It is a system that can be entirely customized to the specific needs and wishes of the end-user.
Leg 39 – 20th August was sponsored by:
L Banner were one of the first companies to come forward as a sponsor and we're very grateful to them. L Banner are an electrical contracting company who are based in Great Harwood and who operate all over the North West and throughout the UK. They have over 20 years experience and continually gain first class positive feedback from clients with comments such as..... "reliable, skilled and friendly, would recommend this company to anyone", "professional, trustworthy and reliable - highly recommended."
Leg 38 – 17th August was sponsored by:
Today is sponsored by Goodwin Smith Shoes courtesy of our Running4CF members Steve and Claire Smith whose business Hollands Country Clothing is based in Bacup Goodwin Smith all began — as many great things do — outside a pub less than a mile down the road from where their HQ is today. Two rival shoemakers stood face-to-face arguing about which one of them could make the better shoe – Ernie Goodwin or Walter Smith. The brand’s logo is a stag’s head, as the stag is a symbol of the Rossendale Valley. With product names like Newchurch Brown and Hargreaves Black, inspired by the local area, Goodwin Smith is a heritage brand that harks back to the truly British tradition of quality shoemaking.
Leg 37 – 16th August was sponsored by:
Established for over 50 years, Wilkinson Coach-builders is a Lancashire-based family business specialising in bodywork to suit all requirements. They pride themselves on their meticulous attention to detail and quality workmanship backed up with an after sales service which is second to none. Their commercial bodybuilding service includes box vans, luton vans, drop-sides, curtain siders, platforms, tippers, refrigerated bodies and mini-bus conversions. As well as building to customers specification, they coach-paint single pack, two pack acrylic and metallic finishes. They also adapt, repair and service existing commercial vehicles - refurbishment, sandblasting, repairs and repaints are an important part of their bodywork service. They fit, service annually and weight test new and used Ratcliff, DEL and Anteo Tail-lifts. Electrical requirements can be met with up to date technical advice. All livery and sign-writing specifications can be undertaken in-house from traditional hand-painted designs to fully computer generated vinyl decals. Services include caravan transporters, curtain siders, alloy box vans, GRP box vans, luton vans, platforms, dropsides, beavertails, milk floats, de-mounts, fall arrest systems and they also specialise in repair and refurbishments including horsebox repainting, skip loader repaints, tractor unit and concrete mixer paints, de-mounts and fall arrest systems. Whatever your coach-building or bodywork requirements, you can be sure that Wilkinson Coach-builders will always provide a reliable, high quality service and value for money.
Leg 36 – 15th August was sponsored by:
The Stonyhurst Spinners’! - some of the people helping to get Steve fit and ready for his challenge. Keeping fit, healthy and maintaining motivation is always a challenge, but with a variety of fitness classes on offer throughout the week, you are sure to find the perfect way to keep active there. From low impact classes like yoga or pilates to high impact spinning; whatever your fitness goals, they have a range of classes suitable for everyone. All classes take place in a fully equipped, air-conditioned fitness studio with mood lighting and motivating sound system.
Leg 35 – 14th August was sponsored by:
Dave and Jane who own Lakes Lodges are very good friends of the LEJOG challenge and have donated an amazing prize of a week in one of their 5* lodges to be auctioned at The LEJOG celebration party on October 12th - we are so incredibly grateful to them. I know they were perhaps going to try and join Steve for one of the Legs in the Lake District - if they manage to do that we'll hopefully get some pics!Lakes Lodges offer you the finest 5 star self-catering accommodation in the heart of the English Lake District. Located in the delightful Lakeland village of Hawkshead, their contemporary lodges will exceed the expectations of the most discerning guest.
Leg 34 – 13th August was sponsored by:
Northern Jacks are are a UK company, located in Accrington at Station Works Market St, Church, BB5 0DP and are wholesalers of hydraulic equipment. Andrew Payne of Northern Jacks is a Running4CF member - and, as ever, we are very grateful for the sponsorship and support of Steve's LEJOG challenge.
Leg 31 – 11th August was sponsored by:
Around 140 of us will be completing either 50 or 25 k - it's going to be brilliant and we're so grateful to everyone for their support. We are especially grateful to Mason's Campsite in Appletreewick who have supported the Leg 31 event tomorrow and some of our entrants are camping there tonight! www.masonscampsite.co.uk Masons is run by a small team who all love camping and work hard to ensure you have the best holiday you can! Their dog-friendly riverside site is situated in the village of Appletreewick on the banks of the River Wharfe, and is open from the 1st of April or Easter, whichever comes first. They offer pitches for you to bring your own unit, or you can turn up to your very own glamping safari tent or yurt. Massive thanks to them once again - and a massive thanks also to The Mountain Rescue Team for marshalling and supporting the event, to Mountain Fuel Sports Nutrition for supplying energy fuel drinks , to TriCAD Solutions Ltd for their invaluable help with maps and The Fell Bike & Triathlon Superstore for the Bib numbers - as ever, none of this would be possible without our generous sponsors and supporters.
Leg 33 – 9th August was sponsored by:
Leg 33 Sedburgh to Steveley is very kindly sponsored by Prima Capital Ltd. Based in Blackburn, Prima Capital are investors in good businesses with the potential to become even more successful, and are currently looking for acquisitions to further strengthen their portfolio....Prima are located at Veritas House, Sett End Road North, Blackburn, England, BB12PT..... Thanks so much to them for their sponsorship today - we wouldn't be where we are with our fundraising for this epic challenge if it wasn't for the generosity of companies and people like them. A rest day tomorrow for Steve before Leg 31 where he gets to join over 130 of us who can't wait to join in - putting one foot in front of the other raising awareness and funds for The Cystic Fibrosis Trust...good times!
Leg 32 – 8th August was sponsored by:
The Dog Inn is Whalley's traditional village inn, offering both excellent hospitality and a unique - and often eccentric - community atmosphere. Until the late 19th century the premises had its own farm attached. Its original name was The Spotted Dog and a Dalmatian still features on the sign. It is a sturdy corner-site building adjoining the churchyard, built of local stone, with tall, white painted chimneys and white painted door and window surrounds. Since 1992, the pub has been run by Rev. Canon Norman Atty and his wife Christine and has become renowned for its warm welcome, delicious food and superb range of cask beers. The menu features home-made food - daily or weekly specials, soups, puddings and free range omelettes. Local produce is always used when possible. Many regulars speak of The Dog Inn as a "gluepot" and, certainly, it is often easier to arrive in it than to leave it!
Leg 30 – 7th August was sponsored by:
The company principally design & manufacture detail tooling, jigs and fixtures for the aerospace industry. They design & manufacture tooling for both sheet metal and composite airframers and engine manufacturers. Established for over 40 years and now in its second generation of family ownership, they are dedicated to growing the company and maintaining its independence. G Parker Aero Tooling has been closely involved in designing & manufacturing tooling for many of the world's most prestigious aircraft programmes, including all Airbus platforms, and notably the Eclipse and Honda VLJ programmes. Based in Accrington, Lancashire, the company's' team of highly skilled engineers and designers offer a vast wealth of aerospace tooling knowledge to its clients. They have the capacity, capability and experience to project manage a complete tooling solution for their clients manufacturing processes.
Leg 29 – 6th August was sponsored by:
A business established in Burnley over 100 years ago and operating in the Town ever since, the name of Sutcliffe Tools is synonymous with the very best in service and expert knowledge for generations of professionals and individual craftsmen alike.The team at The Sutcliffe Tool Company continue to take great pride and satisfaction in offering the highest quality of service, stock and expert advice in the best price supply of hand and power tools, ironmongery and hardware, safety and workwear.
Leg 28 – 5th August was sponsored by:
Bashall Barn has developed a reputation as a centre for excellence in the Ribble Valley for the food it makes and sells. Famous for its home made cakes, meals and ice cream.Bashall is one of those must see places, sitting in the heart of the Ribble Valley, surrounded by lush green fields, this is the heart of artisan food production. Housing a 100 seater restaurant and a 40 seater tea room and ice cream parlour, as well as several artisan food producers that can be seen brewing, baking, cooking and ice cream making – this is where food is made. Just a lovely Ribble Valley haven and place to browse the fabulous farm shop, have a fabulous breakfast, lunch or dinner and the most perfect wedding venue.
Leg 27 – 4th August was sponsored by:
I Cycle www.icycleltd.com who have very kindly supported us with the bike that Malcom has been using to enable him to ride between locations and move Steve’s camper van. It’s been invaluable, especially between legs and for recceing routes and searching out campsites and shops; Malcolm says it’s been 100% reliable and great for the hills and challenging roads of Cornwall, Devon and now the peaks .As their name, 'I Cycle Electric' suggests, they are 100% about Electric Bikes.After recognising a growing desire and need for electric bikes, they launched their e-bike shop at Huntleys, Preston.Their dedication to understanding and discovering the best electric bikes on the market means that customers benefit from enthusiastic and expert advice. Pay them a visit - you won’t be disappointed and Malcolm can’t speak highly enough of the service and support they have given.
Leg 26 – 2nd August was sponsored by:
The cafe bar has become a hub in the centre of Whalley where you can meet from 9am for coffee or maybe one of your favourite breakfasts…. Whatever the reason… they will be glad to see you! The team are all trained baristas delivering fabulous coffee from our local roaster.Benedicts is actually part of Maureen Cooksons and started life as an area for customers to find time after shopping for their new wardrobe needs.With hampers and gift vouchers… homemade sloe and damson gin and our daily fresh breads…. they really are a one stop shop!
Leg 25 – 1st August was sponsored by:
Flex Yoga strives to bring the beautiful practice of yoga to all in the Manchester area. Flex Yoga founder, Alexis Fletcher, will guide you through a gorgeous flow, inspired by her many years of practicing yoga, 300-hour teacher training in London & Ibiza, and most recently Chakra training in India. You can expect a relaxed and fun approach, getting you fir out whilst still focusing on the meditative aspects of yoga.
Leg 24 – 31st July was sponsored by:
Their business philosophy is simple – not to be the biggest but to be the regions premier accountancy practice and to add value by working proactively with their range of client businesses throughout East and North Lancashire, North Yorkshire, Craven and the Lune valley through regional offices.
Leg 23 – 30th July was sponsored by:
St Mary’s Edge Catholic Youth Group in Langho run by 2 of our Running4cf members Stephen and Rebecca Burton. I had the pleasure of going along and speaking to some of the young people in this group in June and they were so interested in what CF is and had lots of questions. Stephen sent us this message...“We want to send a message of support from the Catholic Parishes Edge group. We really enjoyed meeting Gail and were inspired to help you to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis. We donate £100 to sponsor this leg of your journey and wish you every success.”
Leg 22 – 29th July was sponsored by:
Courtesy of Justin Birtwistle one of our Running4CF members. Lomax Couplers is a manufacturer of high quality machined parts and components for the most demanding industry sectors including Oil and Gas, Process Engineering and Aerospace.
Leg 21 – 28th July was sponsored by:
Judith and Kate Goodway - friends of Steve's ...many thanks to them - we still have a couple of legs left if anyone wants to sponsor the final ones ...just get in touch and we'll put you down - £100 ....all sponsors will be published at the celebration party on October 12th too!
Leg 20 – 25th July was sponsored by:
Junair Spraybooths are the leading manufacturer of spray booth and paint finishing equipment to the Automotive, Commercial, Industrial and Aerospace markets. Producing innovative energy efficient solutions to help UK companies maximise their productivity, Junair Spraybooths provide a wide range of equipment, accessories and spraybooth technology to deliver tailored solutions to suit individual business processes, services and product offerings
Leg 19 – 24th July was sponsored by:
Queensgate Dental Practice provide a wide range of services to keep teeth healthy in the long term. All team members are dedicated to providing the highest quality care.Their years of experience allows them to provide a wide range of treatments, from fillings to full smile makeovers.
Leg 18 – 23rd July was sponsored by:
Using Leica surveying instruments and experienced caring staff TriCAD aims to supply the right information for your project. Whether it is a large scale Industrial site or a domestic dwelling TriCAD can tailor a survey solution to your needs.. TriCAD Solutions Ltd is a group of nice folk who enjoy their job. We try to our best on every project and our relationship with our clients is key. We value all clients as if they were friends and aim to be considerred part of any clients structure not just a third party contractor.
Leg 17 – 21st July was sponsored by:
Garry Wilkinson established GW Fitness & Rehab in 2010. An all round Athlete and one of the few to represent his County at all 3 disciplines on the Road, Fell and Cross Country. After qualifying as a Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist he set up GW Fitness & Rehab, treating Sports Injuries and offering Rehabilitation and Training Advice together with Maintenance and Prevention Sports Massage
Leg 16 – 20th July was sponsored by:
As one of the leading firms in the North West, Farleys Solicitors LLP is recognised both regionally and nationally for their dedication to the outstanding provision of legal services – they pride themselves on combining legal expertise with a down to earth approach, resulting in cost effective solutions to virtually any legal issue
Leg 15 – 19th July was sponsored by:
St Augustine’s School Billington. In June one of our Running4cf group Stephen Burton, who teaches there, organised a wear yellow and sponsored run day and raised in excess of £800 for The Cystic Fibrosis Trust to support the LEJOG challenge ....massive thanks to Stephen and all at the school - an amazing amount and we are incredibly grateful. St Augustine's have now raised £1540.29 and would like to thank you for inspiring us to get involved and show our support. Keep up the good work and good luck on your epic journey!!!
Leg 14 – 18th July was sponsored by:
Holy Souls Primary School in Blackburn where our Running4CF friend Danielle Ellison is Headmistress and along with the whole school has been a huge supporter of Steve’s challenge. On 22nd June Steve and Garry plus a team of staff and volunteers walked 60 Year 10 and 11 children up to the Big End of Pendle on a sponsored walk whilst the younger age group did events at the school - they raised an enormous £2600 ...amazing and we are all incredibly grateful.
Leg 13 – 17th July was sponsored by:
St Michael and St Johns Catholic Primary School Clitheroe who recently held a fundraiser for LEJOG organised by Garry’s wife Kathryn Wilkinson ....
Leg 12 – 16th July was sponsored by:
Our sponsor of the day is St Joseph's RC Primary School Hurst Green and this message is from Linda Geldard who teaches at the school, and is a big part of Running4CF, will hopefully spur you both on...."The staff, children and families of St Josephs wish you luck every step of the way. We're tired as we start our last week of term but know that we've got time to rest while you continue to walk all the way through the school holidays and then for the first 2 weeks of the new term. We'll be thinking of you - you're a CF hero".....you really are - good luck Steve ...stay strong.
Leg 11 – 14th July was sponsored by:
Grays of Blackburn has sponsored this part of Steve's journey. Grays have been providing superior quality schoolwear since 1920. Today, they provide school uniform to over 60 schools within Blackburn, Clitheroe and the surrounding areas. They give a personal service for quality clothing and along with school uniforms they stock Gabicci Menswear and Gloverall Duffle....as ever sending all our thanks to them.
Leg 10 – 13th July was sponsored by:
Todays Leg is sponsored by Cast Properties owned by Candice and Steve Heys who have already sponsored a Leg via their PhysioRoom company, - very kind and so very much appreciated - thank you.
Leg 9 – 11th July was sponsored by:
An independent driver agency and logistics recruitment services business operating exclusively in the UK logistics sector, providing specialist nationwide driver agency and warehouse staff recruitment services from our offices in Lancashire....thank you for supporting Stephen Taylor in his epic challenge and helping all those with Cystic Fibrosis - we really appreciate it.
Leg 8 – 10th July was sponsored by:
The fabulous Edisford Bridge Pub in Clitheroe - a really traditional country pub serving fresh homemade food & cask ales 7 days a week. Close to the banks of the River Ribble in the heart of the Ribble Valley....just lovely - especially in this fabulous weather ....many thanks to them
Leg 7 – 9th July was sponsored by:
Amidst the outstanding natural beauty of the Forest of Bowland this picturesque country inn sits at the heart of the tiny village of Bashall Eaves. It offers a luxury B&B experience and a fabulous restaurant. With an elegantly rural interior, The Red Pump Inn has been restored to its former glory and had new life and character injected by the bucket load. Stone flag floors, oak beams, crackling open fires and 8 boutique bedrooms complete with French antique beds, fluffy slipper comfort mattresses and powerful wet room showers. Recommended in Alastair Sawday's Secret Places and the Good Pub Guide, it’s the perfect place for a night away in the heart of the Lancashire countryside.......thanks to them for their support - raising money to help Steve fight Cystic Fibrosis.
Leg 6 – 7th July was sponsored by:
Today's sponsor for Leg 6 is our very own community radio station Ribble FM....they have been brilliantly supportive of LEJOG and Kath the radio manager sent this message for Steve ...."The team at Ribble FM wish you all the best for this leg and the rest of this fantastic challenge."....
Leg 5 – 6th July was sponsored by:
Very kindly sponsored by Candice and Steve Heys of The Physio Room whom we are really grateful to (and especially Steve, who is using their blister kit right now!) They provide a wide range of news, guides and advice related to injuries in sport, and an extensive range of injury products, physiotherapy supplies and rehabilitation equipment.
Leg 4 – 5th July was sponsored by:
Today's sponsor is Spexnation, online designer frame provider - designer frames to suit you. A massive thanks to them
Leg 3 – 3rd July was sponsored by:
Service Metals are a large independent stockist of aluminium and sheet metal ...we are incredibly grateful for your support.
Leg 2 – 2nd July was sponsored by:
The Billington and Whalley Brass Band Club are a big supporter of the Running4CF group along with now Walking4Cf and we are incredibly grateful for the support they give.