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Dave Blewett, Simon Bradley, Luke Thompson and John Crossland are taking part in a 62-mile walk for Oxfam.
Dave Blewett, Simon Bradley, Luke Thompson and John Crossland are taking part in a 62-mile walk for Oxfam.
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FOUR hardy workers at a Sheffield computer games firm are striding out to raise money through a 62-mile country walk.

The Sumo Digital computer games artists are trekking 62 miles across the Yorkshire Dales for Oxfam’s Trailtrekkers event on June 4.

Each year up to 250 teams take part in the event, which takes around 30 hours to complete, collecting funds to help people in poverty.

The team from the Attercliffe firm – Dave Blewett, Simon Bradley, Luke Thompson and John Crossland – hope to raise £1,500 through the walk.

Dave said: “As a team of artists working in the video games industry, this felt like an exciting and memorable way of helping people out there who really need aid. When you hear of people in disaster zones having to walk like this to save their own lives, it puts our daily lives into some sort of perspective.”

To sponsor the team visit www.justgiving.com/SumoDigital-TrailTrekkers.