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Staff at Creed Foodservice raise thousands for children’s charity

When Creed Foodservice staff said they would put their best foot forward for charity they were not kidding.

The Staverton-headquartered firm's staff walked an estimated 11,092 miles, more than two million steps, as part of what the firm called the Creed Active WellChild Step Up Challenge.

Each member of the Creed team made an extra effort to walk to work, go for a run, take the stairs instead the lift and even trek up mountains to complete the challenge to cover 10,000 miles in one month.

All of the money they raised will go to WellChild, a national charity for seriously ill children headquartered in Cheltenham.

Colin Dyer, WellChild chief executive, said: "We are very grateful to everyone at Creed Foodservice who goes above and beyond to support our work.

"Their support over the years has been invaluable and all of the money raised will help greatly with our work to support seriously ill children and their families."

Chris Creed, chief executive of Creed Foodservice, said: "WellChild is a national charity working to ensure the best possible care and support for children living with complex health conditions. We are delighted to have been supporting the charity for over seven years, working closely with the team on various events.

"The Step Up Challenge was a valuable and engaging event for both the charity and Creed employees, and we could not have been prouder to have supported them with this. We look forward to future fundraising events with WellChild."

WellChild provides essential and practical support to ensure that the increasing number of seriously ill children and young people in the UK have the best possible quality of care.

The charity provides a team of WellChild Children's Nurses who work with families to ensure that children with complex care needs can leave hospital and return home and, through its Helping Hands scheme, WellChild enlists the support of volunteers to tackle practical projects in the homes of sick children.

In addition, the charity has invested more than £20 million in ground-breaking children's health research projects.

Creed Foodservice, originally founded in 1972, is one of the UK's leading independent, family-owned foodservice wholesalers, specialising in providing a comprehensive range of multi temperature products and services to caterers and chefs across the UK. From our three distribution centres based in Staverton in Gloucestershire, Ilkeston in Derbyshire, and High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire

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