Boots staff’s trek through St Albans and Harpenden

A TEAM of fighting fit Boots workers took to the Harpenden streets last week to raise money for charity.

High Street store Boots has teamed up with Macmillan Cancer Support to improve the lives of cancer sufferers and, as part of the newfound friendship, Boots aim to clock up 290,000 miles - one for each person diagnosed with cancer every year in the UK - on a string of charity walks across the country.

The Miles for Macmillan route, which started in London last Wednesday, September 1, and ends today at Boots HQ in Nottingham, was split into eight different stages and last Thursday the team trekked 23 miles from Watford to Luton, passing through St Albans and Harpenden as they went.

Of the 86 Boots employees who took part that day, 28 managed the whole journey including business operations manager Amanda Hardy, who said that it was an exhausting challenge: “I don’t usually walk 23 miles in one day, so I was exhausted by the end of it! We left at 10.30am and finished at 5.30pm and met loads of great people along the way. We were giving out free Boots samples too, which were very warmly received.”

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