24 September 2009
A team of planning and sustainability consultants from WYG joined 2,000 walkers on the streets of London for a charity night hike to help raise money for people living with cancer.
The 20 mile late night hike, organised by cancer caring centre, Maggie’s, is the fifth annual London Night Hike and needed a staggered start this year because of the large number participating. All the participants cumulatively cover a distance equivalent to 1.5 times round the globe.
The event is important for Maggie’s Centres as the funds raised from the night will effectively cover the running costs for Maggie’s London Centre for one year.
The WYG team, made up of planning and sustainability consultants, Cathy Wallace, Andy Bruce, Stephen Birrell, Hannah Blunstone and Debra Bailey were thrilled to offer their support to the hike.
During the hike they were treated to exclusive night time access to some of the capital’s architectural gems and attractions thanks to the partnership with architectural awareness organisation, Open House; these included:
Cathy Wallace, a senior planner at WYG, said: “The infamous architectural Open House highlighted the awareness of this charitable event and we were delighted to play a part in supporting the great work that the Maggie's Centres do."
Caption: Hats off to you (L-R) Andy Bruce, Hannah Blunstone, Cathy Wallace, Jon Fagan (not WYG), Stephen Birrell, Debra Bailey.