Sheffield company is walking on three legs for the fight against cancer

(l-r) Rob Coyle, James Evans, Zoe Ward, Jane Smith, Phillip Gill and Alan Frost, of MB Advertising and Marketing are taking part in a 20 mile three legged walk to raise money for Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity. Picture: Andrew Roe
(l-r) Rob Coyle, James Evans, Zoe Ward, Jane Smith, Phillip Gill and Alan Frost, of MB Advertising and Marketing are taking part in a 20 mile three legged walk to raise money for Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity. Picture: Andrew Roe
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First came the blindfold walk, then the congathon - and now it’s time for a 20-mile three-legged trek.

Workers from MB Advertising, in Attercliffe, will be walking three-legged, bound together in multi-coloured boiler suits, on a 10-hour sponsored walk around the streets of Sheffield in aid of Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.

The fundraiser will run from 9am to 7pm on Saturday, starting and finishing at the hospital and passing by Nonna’s on Ecclesall Road, The Peace Gardens, The Moor and Fargate.

The company has supported the cancer charity for several years - in 2013 Mick Allsop, account director at MB, completed a 24-hour non-stop blindfold walk around Sheffield, and last year staff took part in a similar challenge, covering 26 miles in a conga line.

MB’s founder, Mike Bennett, underwent treatment for cancer in Sheffield, but died of the condition in 2009.

The participants need to keep moving at a steady 1.75mph in order to complete the walk on time, it has been calculated, and the two-man boiler suits have been custom-made by Hall UK in Handsworth.

The fundraisers hope to raise £7,500 this year, taking the firm’s charity total to £100,000.

Account manager Zoe Ward, who is taking part in the three-legged walk said: “It would be great if we could reach that milestone. Weston Park relies heavily on fundraising, and we all know someone who’s been affected by cancer or treated there.”

n Visit www.justgiving.com/20-mile-10-hour-three-legged-walk to donate.