Store manager’s 100-mile charity walk in memory of father
THE manager of the Tesco supermarket in Henley is to walk almost 100 miles for charity in
THE manager of the Tesco supermarket in Henley is to walk almost 100 miles for charity in memory of his father.
Simon Warren and his brother Matthew plan to walk the South Downs Way, from Winchester to Eastbourne, in six days, starting on Thursday.
They hope to raise £1,500 for Kidney Cancer UK. Their father Philip lost his battle against the disease in Â December.
Mr Warren said: “It’s very personal to me. When we were young, our dad walked the South Downs Way, so what better way to remember him, raise some money and get a bit fitter?” Mr Warren Snr was diagnosed in November and died less than seven weeks later at the Rowans Hospice in Hampshire.
Both his sons are battling their own health problems that will make their challenge even harder.
Matthew has chronic myeloid leukaemia and Simon suffers from rheumatic disease ankylosing spondylitis.
Mr Warren, who lives in Warfield, near Bracknell, arrived at the Henley store in October 2014, succeeding Rory Lumm. He ran the company’s Windsor store for two years before that.
To make a donation, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sdwwalkfordad