A team of charitable accountants are swapping their calculators for hiking boots as they prepare to tackle a gruelling 100km fundraising walk.

thamespathThe team from chartered accountants Perrys, which has offices in Kent and London, are taking on the Thames Path Challenge – an annual event that sees thousands of participants walk a riverside path from London to Berkshire.

Seven members of Perrys staff from three different offices will be joined by friends and family on the trek, which sets off from Putney Bridge and finishes in Henley, in a bid to raise as much as possible for the Kent Cancer Trust.

The charity carries out vital research programmes and ensures cancer patients across the county have access to the best possible care and treatment.  Perrys has already raised £4,500 for the trust through its annual golf day, and is hoping to build on this figure when it tackles the riverside challenge on Saturday 10th September.

Simon Hayden, Carolyn Murphy and Jamie Russell from Perrys’ Tunbridge Wells office will take part alongside Stewart Pope from the practice’s City office, and Steve Hale and Zoe Gibbons from its Orpington office. They will be joined by Steve’s brother Mark, client James Lench and friend Peter Sutton along with his two sons Luke and Christopher.

CEO of Perrys Chartered Accountants Stewart Pope said:

“We were absolutely thrilled with the amount we raised for the Kent Cancer Trust at our golf day.

“The team has been training extremely hard for the Thames Path Challenge and are looking forward to taking on such a mammoth challenge.  I am confident that we can complete the course and boost our fundraising total even further.”

The annual Thames Path Challenge is now in its fifth year and attracts thousands of competitors, who have a maximum of 33 hours to cover the 100km course.

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