Local Portsmouth firm aims to raise more than £16k for charity by walking 2,000km

The staff, customers, suppliers and friends of Portsmouth based GRP Solutions will be taking part in the Thames Path Challenge on Saturday 9th September 2023.

The aim of this 44 strong team including its bank manager Martyn Butcher from NatWest Bank is to walk the 50km route from Putney Bridge to Runnymede to raise £16k for Naomi House and Jacksplace children’s and young adult hospices.

With temperatures set to top 30 degrees the teams challenge has become much more difficult, however they remain undaunted. Having already raised more than £50k for the charity in previous challenges such as the Three Peaks Challenge the team is used to overcoming adversity.

MD Brian Harpur said “ Naomi House and Jacksplace Hospices are part of our family and we will have a lot of fun together completing this challenge as a team. It is an honour to support such a world class charity providing amazing care to those most in need”

The firm has a track record of supporting local charities and being part of the local community. It puts its success in becoming a market leading composite distributor down to its business culture. Its focus on team work and doing the right thing has seen the business grow to over £30m in revenue since it was created 8 years ago.

If you would like to support their efforts with a donation, please follow their fundraising page on Just Giving.