The company is opening a new branch in our home town of Stroud in September and wanted to mark the occasion. Each branch receives an annual budget to support local causes or events.
“Staff who live in and around Stroud had no hesitation in deciding who to support to mark the opening of the new office,” said Eliza Dunlop, Marketing Manager for Perry Bishop and Chambers. No one at Perry Bishop has direct experience of the disease thankfully but many of us remember the disproportionate number of cases that hit the area in the early 1980s.”
Too good to miss
“Besides, the chance to get out and walk through some of the beautiful villages dotted around Stroud’s Five Valleys and raise money for this brilliant local charity was also too good an opportunity to miss.”
Striding out for the team will be Allison-Jayne Smith, Branch Manager of the new Stroud office, Managing Director Phillip Bishop and Marketing Manager Eliza Dunlop. They’ll be joined by Helen Parker-Joel, Jackie Carlton, Melissa Cornwall, Amber Smith, Leonie Bradford, Helen Pugh, Maggie Midgley, Hilary Menendez and Mary Walsh.
“Some of us are trying to get out for walks at lunchtime and at the weekends by way of training,” Eliza added. “We’re really looking forward to seeing all the beautiful villages on route and experiencing the fantastic views.”
Look out for their team T-shirts setting out from Stroud Cricket Club, one of our eight walk checkpoints, on Sunday 24 September.
Why not come along to the walk yourself? We’d love you to join us for this, the 30th walking of our flagship Five Valleys Walk.
The day is suitable for all ages and abilities – you can choose your distance, with the shortest being a couple of miles and the longest the full 21 miles. You can also start and finish at any checkpoint. Once you’re ready to call it a day, a Stagecoach bus will be on hand to offer you a free ride back to your starting point. When you’ve finished walking you can enjoy a hog roast, a drink at the bar and a shower at the Cricket Club.
Our checkpoints open at 8.30am and will be closing at 5.30pm, except for the Cricket Club which will be open until 10pm for you to wind down, rest those sore feet and relax before you head home.
You can also buy official Five Valleys Walk merchandise.