Foodbuy completes the Duchenne Dash and Thames Trek

Foodbuy, a leading group procurement organisation, has taken its annual fundraising total to £143,000 after colleagues completed the Duchenne Dash, cycling from London to Paris in 24 hours, whilst at the same time a team of colleagues walked 75km from Henley to Twickenham, also in 24 hours.

Earlier this month, Foodbuy colleagues took part in two endurance events to raise money for its charity partner, Duchenne UK. Firstly, a team of eight amateur cyclists took part in the Duchenne Dash, a gruelling 200-mile bike ride from London to Paris in 24 hours. At the same time, another team of 17 colleagues also walked 75km along the Thames pathway from Henley to Twickenham, also in 24 hours.

Both events were a true test of endurance, spirit and determination, and despite the torrential rain, blisters, lack of sleep and injuries, the teams fought on and successfully completed both events.

These two events alone have helped raise over £9,000 for Duchenne UK, the leading charity working towards accelerating treatments and finding a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the most common genetic killer of children. This now brings Foodbuy’s fundraising total to £143,000 in 2019.

Ian Murphy, Managing Director of Foodbuy said: “I am incredibly proud of our teams who took part in the Duchenne Dash and the Thames Trek. Both events are hugely difficult and require enormous amounts of physical and mental determination. Everyone pulled together during the tough times to come out on top for what is a fantastic cause. We have a special connection with Duchenne UK, a charity that is very close to our hearts.”

Emily Crossley, Co-founder of Duchenne UK said: "We are so very grateful to the whole team at Foodbuy for taking on their many tough challenges. You are an amazing support to Duchenne UK and the huge amounts of money you have raised will help us in our mission to find treatments and a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy."

It’s not too late to show your support, donations can be made by following the link here to the Virgin Money charity page.