Colleagues at a leading builders merchant raised thousands of pounds by trekking 26 miles along the banks of the River Thames.

Twenty-five staff members from five of Selco Builders Warehouse’s south-east branches – Romford, Chelmsford, Enfield, Tottenham and Beckton – completed the marathon distance from Windsor to Henley.

It was part of Macmillan Cancer Support’s Thames Path Mighty Hike (July 20).

The sore-footed team managed to raise more than £8,000 for the cancer charity in the process through sponsorship from colleagues, friends, family and customers.

Ross Sandy, regional operations manager at Selco Builders Warehouse, said: “It was a fantastic day in perfect conditions. I was delighted so many of our staff took part and that we were able to raise so much for Macmillan.

“It was a tough challenge. I am a marathon runner so I wore some nice trainers and that saved my feet. Unfortunately, some others didn’t come quite as prepared and I think there were some blisters and sore feet the following morning!

“It was all for a good cause though, so I don’t think they minded too much.”

Selco Builders Warehouse is a long-term partner of Macmillan Cancer Support and has raised more than £700,000 for the charity over the last seven years.

With hundreds of trade brands always in stock and open seven days and for a minimum of 80 hours per week, Selco’s 66 UK branches are firmly focused on helping tradespeople complete their jobs as quickly and effectively as possible.

As well as offering trade services and a café in branch, Selco also has a strong digital presence including Click ‘N’ Deliver, a 30 minute Click & Collect service and a free Project List app which allows tradespeople to plan, manage, and quote for all jobs – as well as complete purchases – through their smartphone.

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