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Neil's great journey in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Text taken from the Cystic Fibrosis Trust West page:

National Friendly’s Neil Thompson and friends Andrew Bailey and Julian Rigby are using the Society’s 150th Anniversary as an opportunity to raise money for the Trust as their nominated Charity of the Year.

The Society was formed in Albury Surrey, where the local Reverend set up a friendly society to help villagers prepare for the contingency that ill-health might prevent them from working. The Reverend Canon Portal was a keen walker and he and novelist Lewis Carroll often walked the Surrey countryside together.

Now based in the centre of Bristol, what better way to mark the Society’s anniversary than to make the physical journey from Albury to Bristol? Better still the walk hopes to gain publicity and raise money to support the Trust.

National Friendly began supporting the Trust after Head of Sales and Marketing Wayne Carter, whose own brother and sister died from Cystic Fibrosis nominated us as their Charity of the Year.

Wayne said: “I very much appreciate National Friendly choosing the Cystic Fibrosis Trust as their charity of the year, it being so close to my heart following the death of my younger brother and sister from this disease and also witnessing the devastating effect the deaths had on both my parents. I work in the same team as Neil, so I hear first-hand of all the work he does for charity. It is heartwarming and moving. So a big personal thank you to Neil and his two friends Andrew and Julian for taking on this epic walk!"

Please show your support to Neil, Andrew and Julian as they take on this incredible challenge and follow the link to their online fundraising page!

www.justgiving.com/fundraising/neil-thompson36

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