Butters staff raising cash to fight cancer in memory of Sue

Some of the cyclists and walkers taking part in the Butters charity challenge for Cancer Research UK. SG230516-109TW

Some of the cyclists and walkers taking part in the Butters charity challenge for Cancer Research UK. SG230516-109TW

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Staff at Butters Group in Spalding will go the extra mile to raise cash to fight cancer in memory of a much-loved colleague who died from the illness last year.

Sue Townhill (53) had worked for Butters since 1993 as a goods-in supervisor.

Twelve employees will complete a 20 mile walk from Sutton Bridge to Spalding on June 25 while 16 will cycle 100 miles along local roads the same day.

Group engineering manager Geoff Hunt said: “To be able to complete this challenge in memory of Sue adds a personal touch in an attempt to rid us of this disease.”

So far the walkers and riders have had more than £1,000 donated on their JustGiving page and would welcome support from Free Press readers, many of whom will have had their lives touched by cancer.

Geoff says: “All donations will be gratefully received and will help fund this research.”

He has added determination to complete the challenge as a member of his family, Daren Buttriss, an extremely keen cyclist himself, was “taken at the age of 46 earlier this year”.

The walk and the ride will finish at The Lincolnshire Poacher pub in Spalding. Previous charity challenges by Butters staff have included a night-time ride through London and conquering the Three Peaks. The Kellett Gate business is the UK’s leading distributor of horticultural products.

• To sponsor the staff please visit www.justgiving.com/Butters-Group

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