Walkers from the
events industry have raised £23k for charity Pancreatic Cancer Research after
taking part in the Howard’s Way Walk in memory of colleague Howard Kerr.
The fifth walk covered a 102-mile stretch of The Cotswold Way, starting from
Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, and ending in Bath. The challenge was inspired by freelance
logistics manager Howard Kerr, who lost his life in 2008 to pancreatic cancer.
Between the first walk in 2008 and 2012, the event and related fundraising
activities have raised more than £270k, which has funded a Ph.D studentship
award for a researcher at Barts Hospital’s Institute of Cancer.
Howard’s brother-in-law Nick Grecian, managing director of events crewing firm
Gallowglass, planned the route and was accompanied by a group of events
industry friends including Andrew Dixey, strategy manager for Jaguar Land Rover
Global Government & Military; Simon Wood, operations director for GL Events
Owen Brown; Adrian Parsons, technical director for TSG, and Laura Moody,
managing director at Blondefish.
Grecian said: “This year was our toughest challenge ever but well worth the
agony. We upped the ante again, completing the walk in only three days. We
covered about 40 miles on day one and split the balance over the subsequent days."