He’s done it! Andrew Laughton completes 110km walk in aid of the Toy Trust and Fence Club

Marking the end of his tenure as BTHA Chairman and at MGA, Andrew took on the challenge of a 110km walk from the MGA offices in Milton Keynes to the BTHA HQ in Central London following the path of the Grand Union Canal

Written by Mark Naish

Posted 18.06.2021 | Business

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Facing scorching temperatures for the first three days and rain on the final day, Andrew completed the walk in an outstanding 4 days – an amazing achievement!

Andrew’s fundraising is set to top £10,000 thanks to the generosity of colleagues, friends, and the wider industry.

The endeavour is raising money for both the Toy Trust and Fence Club equally, both of which are charities close to Andrew’s heart and both who provide support to many small children's charities across the UK. The COVID-19 pandemic saw a massive drop in fundraising opportunities for many charities that don't receive government funding and The Toy Trust, and the Fence Club are important to many of these smaller charities. As an industry it is critical that support is given wherever possible.

Graham Canning, Toy Trust Committee Chairman said “Andrew’s personal commitment is a real inspiration. To walk 110km in four days is a fantastic achievement and we are so grateful as a Toy Trust Committee for his incredible fundraising which will provide much needed support to the UK based children’s charities, we are helping this year. He has approached this challenge with passion and enthusiasm, and this to me is the real spirit of our industry. My thanks once again to Andrew for all he has done on behalf of the Toy Trust.”

Andrew himself commented “This challenge has, for me, always been ‘all about the kids’ and raising as much money as possible for the inspiring children’s charities the Toy Trust and Fence Club support. My heartfelt thanks go to all those that have joined me at certain points during the walk which has provided me with great company, encouragement and plenty of laughs. I am not so thankful for the blisters! To be able to give something back to the industry that has given so much to me is amazing and to have smashed the £10,000 fundraising target is unbelievable. Thanks to all for their support once again!”

There is still time to add your support and make a donation via Andrew’s fundraising campaign page HERE with all funds raised going on to support disadvantaged children around the country.

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