Architainment Lighting takes to the streets of London for charity night hike

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For the third year in a row Architainment Lighting Ltd will embark on a 20 mile hike across London through the night in order to raise money for cancer support charity, Maggie’s Centre.

As in previous years, a team of LED lighting specialists dubbed 'Team Easily LED', comprising employees from Architainment Lighting Ltd and EcoSense Lighting will join approximately 2500 other individuals to trek 20 miles across the capital at night, with one aim: to raise money to support those living with the effects of cancer.

Both the charity and the event itself have strong associations with the architectural and lighting industries, and lighting is therefore a key aspect of the night hike experience. Participants write messages for loved ones on paper bags, all of which are then illuminated for other walkers to read while on route. After raising £3,360 from last year’s night hike, and a further £4,288 earlier this year for a 60km trek across the South Downs, the team aim to continue the fundraising with this September’s night hike. Architainment Lighting Directors, Nic Tolkien and Paul Rees, will be joined by Architainment employees Jonathan Adkins, Lee Shields, Maggie Norcross, Holly Winman, Siobhan Wall, Ian Davies, along with friends of the company, Steph Tolkien and Cathy Adkins. Long-time Team Easily LED, Neil Gamble of EcoSense Lighting will also join the team once again.

A Maggie’s Centre is a place to turn to for help with any of the problems, small or large, associated with cancer. Under one roof someone can receive information, benefits advice, psychological support both individually and in groups, courses and stress reducing strategies. A Maggie’s Centre will be many things to many people - there isn’t a one size fits all recipe for how you live with cancer. There are several centres across the UK, no appointment or referral is required and everything offered is free of charge, which is why the money raised from the annual night hike is so crucial to the charity’s work.

Commenting on the walk, Architainment Lighting Sales Director, Paul Rees, said: “The night hike has become something the team look forward to every year now for several reasons: It is a great opportunity to raise money for a really worthwhile cause, spend time together as a team and see some of the city’s landmark’s that we have worked on, light up the London skyline.”

Team Easily LED asks that you show your support by sponsoring them for this year’s Night Hike event. Any amount large or small would motivate the team both in training and during the walk itself and be greatly appreciated. You can sponsor the team at the Just Giving page.

Holly Winman PR and Marketing Coordinator T: 01494 471340 F: 01494 442627


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