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Challenges for worthy causes

As part of Marston Foods’ aim to raise £25,000 this year for three great charities, the business’s technical team are taking on not one but TWO daunting challenges this summer. 

First, Mark Lucas-Philips and his wife Wendy are taking on the West Highland Way, walking from Glasgow to Fort William over seven days covering a total of 96 miles, this challenge commenced on 11th July.

The walk is totally off road, following old military roads and footpaths and winds past the shores of Loch Lomond, across Rannoch Moor and into Glen Coe, ascending the Devils Staircase into Kinlochleven before the final day into Fort William. They will cover between 12 and 20 miles a day and will be carrying all of their bags on the way, stopping at youth hostels and campsites on route.

Secondly Mark, from Maiden Bradley and his assistant manager Victoria Stuart from Frome, will be throwing themselves out of a plane on 19th September.

For Vicky this is the first time that she has ever done anything like this. She said,  “I can’t believe that I have committed to this, but the three charities are very close to my heart, and knowing that whatever I raise will be matched by Marston Foods will help me get through it. I Hope!”

So far this year the fundraising team collectively have: ridden the Longleat Lionheart Bike Challenge; ran the Bath Half and the London Marathon; held a sponsored bingo night and completed an Iron Man. Still to come is the Iron Man World Championships, a cake and bake stall, a golf charity day and the production team will be taking part in ‘Tough Mudder’.

The three charities are: Crohns & Colitis Association, Mama Upendo Children’s Trust and Positive Action on Cancer. To have your donation matched and shared between these three charities, go to or