Blenheim Palace staff raise £14k for charity in Atlantic Walk & Cycle

By Claire Dukes - 4 April 2019

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Staff at Blenheim Palace have walked and cycled the distance of the Atlantic, raising £14,000 for two charities.

Staff at Blenheim Palace completed a 24-hour charity fundraiser successfully walking and cycling the distance of the Atlantic (3,052 land miles). This saw them cover 127 miles per hour.

Staff raised a total of £14,000 for two charities: The Starlight Foundation and The Archway Foundation. The feat was inspired by Lord George – heir to Blenheim Palace – and his team who rowed the Atlantic finishing in second place. Lord George and his team have, to date, raised a £835,000 for The Starlight Foundation.

The Starlight Foundation, – the charity for whom Lord George and the Oar-inspiring Team rowed the Atlantic recently - brightens the lives of severely ill children by granting wishes-of-a-lifetime and providing fun, laughter and entertainment to children in hospitals and hospices across the UK.

The second charity, The Archway Foundation, is Blenheim’s chosen charity of the year 2019. The charity supports isolated individuals by helping to relieve some of the real distress caused by loneliness.

Dominic Hare, CEO Blenheim said: “We were so utterly proud of Lord George and his friends. This is a staggering achievement and we felt that we wanted to help him go further.

"Everyone at Blenheim pulled together to get the miles under their belts and to raise money for these two charities. It was a fantastic effort from everyone involved supporting two very worthy causes.”

Donations are still being taken, if you would like to contribute please visit: www.uk.virginmoneygiving.com

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