Andover News - Twinings Tackles 1000 Mile Challenge for Save the Children

On Saturday 28th June, nearly 100 employees from Andover-based tea company Twinings and their friends and families will be taking on a 1000 mile challenge for Save the Children.

Those taking part aim to collectively cycle, run or walk 1000 miles to raise money for Save the Children, with different activities taking place across the course of the day. There will be a team tackling a 70-mile bike ride from the Twinings shop on the Strand in central London to the company HQ in Andover, with another group simultaneously walking, cycling or running routes between three and 44 miles long in the Test Valley.

All money raised will be donated to Save the Children, the largest independent children’s charity worldwide.  Twinings has been working with Save the Children since 2004 and are currently working with the charity on projects to support communities in China and Myanmar.

Jon Jenkins, General Manager, Twinings UK & Ireland says: “We are very proud to provide ongoing support to Save the Children and the fantastic work that it does. Working with charities is something that is at the very heart of our business at Twinings, and whether we are supporting causes at home or abroad, community mindedness is something that we encourage across our organisation.”

Twinings also works closely with local charities, including the provision of regular donations to the Andover Foodbank.

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