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Jacksons sponsor charity challenge

Jackson Building Centres, the Lincoln-based builders merchants, have sponsored a customer in his efforts to raise thousands of pounds for Diabetes UK and Southwell Medical Centre by cycling the length of Hadrian’s Wall.
Andrew West, 52, from Rolleston, near Newark, undertook the four-day challenge in memory of his wife Kathryn who died aged 48 from a diabetes-related illness last Christmas.

By completing the 174-mile journey, Andrew has raised over £10,000 and hopes to have increased awareness about the illness which affects over 2.3 million people in the UK.

According to Diabetes UK there are more than half a million people who have the condition and don’t know it.

Along the way Andrew was accompanied by his children, Ben aged 23 and Sam aged 20, as well as 12 other members of his family and friends, all of whom wore specially designed T-shirts provided by Jackson Building Centres’ Lincoln branch.

Jackson Building Centres’ Marketing Manager, Colin Bartleet, said: “Andrew is one of our regular customers and we are thrilled to sponsor his charity ride along Hadrian’s Wall.

“We know he’s already done a coast-to-coast cycle ride and we admire his determination.”

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