Intrepid Stansted Airport workers set to tackle epic trek for young cancer patients

A team of four intrepid Stansted Airport employees are setting off on a long-distance coast to coast walk to raise vital funds for children and young people’s cancer support charity CLIC Sargent.

Intrepid Stansted Airport workers set to tackle epic trek for young cancer patients

The walk

On 2 May 2018 friends and co-workers Alan Rebbeck, Fred Tincknell, Alex Currie and Stewart Howatson will depart from St Bees in Cumbria, overlooking the Irish Sea, to undertake the famous 192-mile Wainwright Coast to Coast walk. 

They aim to arrive at Robin Hood Bay in North Yorkshire on the North Sea 12 days later after passing through three national parks, and tackling a total climb of approximately 7,467 metres (24,500 feet) on their journey.

About the Partnership

In 2015 employees of Manchester Airports Group (MAG), the company that owns and operates London Stansted, Manchester and East Midlands airports chose CLIC Sargent as its first ever national charity partner, and pledged to raise £1million.  

Now, Alan, Fred, Alex and Stewart hope to add an additional £5,000 in sponsorship to the pot, and are calling for people to support them and donate what they can to help CLIC Sargent support young cancer patients and their families.

“It’s a huge challenge that we’ve set ourselves but we’ve been training hard and can’t wait to get started."  

Alan Rebbeck said: “CLIC Sargent’s support team helps make life that little bit easier for children and young people with cancer and their families who really are going through the hardest of times, and we’re proud to be doing out bit to help them out too.  

"Please dig deep and support us so that CLIC Sargent can be there for more families facing cancer when they need them most.”

Sam Scott, Corporate Fundraising Manager, CLIC Sargent, said: “We are absolutely delighted that they have chosen CLIC Sargent to benefit from their fundraising and wish them all the very best of luck with their challenge.” 

“Without the hard work of fundraisers like Alan, Fred, Alex and Stewart, so many children and young people would be facing the ordeal of cancer treatment without the support they need."

Find out more

To sponsor the Stansted Airport team’s fundraising challenge for CLIC Sargent visit their official JustGiving page.