J S Wright Lakes Challengers race £5K for Molly Ollys

Oct 9, 2022 | News

Intrepid team members from Birmingham building services provider J S Wright have raised more than £5K for Molly Ollys after completing an epic challenge in the Lake District.

Twenty-six staff and three suppliers tested their fitness, commitment and determination by taking part in the Lakes Triple Challenge in aid of us.

They cycled through the trails of Grizedale forest, trekked to the summit of the 803-metre-high Old Man of Coniston and kayaked across Coniston Water, one of the UK’s largest lakes, covering more than 24 miles over an eight-hour period.

J S Wright Director and Team Leader David Cook said: “This was an incredible achievement after our staff and suppliers endured a day of testing and gruelling challenges. We were all proud of our efforts for such a great charity.”

Our co-founder Rachel commented: “The J S Wright team are made of tough stuff! From this particular fundraiser, they have raised enough for us to do 10 wishes for 10 children facing terrifying health challenges – we can’t thank them enough.”

Staff from J S Wright and its sister company Wright Maintenance have now raised more than £6,500 for Molly Ollys this year from events including a sponsored football match, a one million steps marathon, a virtual walk to the company’s London office, and a dress down day before the Jubilee Weekend.

Every donation, whatever size, helps a seriously unwell child


Current data suggests that 12 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer every day, and that 1,900 children under the age of 14 in the UK are diagnosed each year.

More children are diagnosed with a range of other, often rare, conditions and illnesses that are also life-threatening.

Molly Ollys is committed to helping as many of these children and their families as possible, and works hard to raise the necessary funds to be able to help those who contact us.

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