As in previous years, a team of LED lighting specialists dubbed ‘Team Easily LED’, made up of Architainment and EcoSense employees will join approximately 2,500 other individuals to trek 20 miles across the capital at night.
2,500 people joined in unison with one aim: to raise money to support those living with the effects of cancer.
Both the charity, Maggie’s Centre, and the event itself have strong associations with the architectural and lighting industries. Lighting is therefore a key aspect of the night hike experience. Participants write messages for loved ones on paper bags, all of which are then illuminated for other walkers to read while on route.
Maggie’s Centre is a place to turn to for help with any of the problems, small or large, associated with cancer. Under one roof someone can receive information, benefits advice, psychological support both individually and in groups, courses and stress reducing strategies.
There are several centres across the UK, no appointment or referral is required and everything offered is free of charge, which is why the money raised from the annual night hike is so crucial to the charity’s work.
Architainment sales director, Paul Rees, said: ‘The night hike has become something the team look forward to every year now for several reasons: It is a great opportunity to raise money for a really worthwhile cause, spend time together as a team and see some of the city’s landmark’s that we have worked on, light up the London skyline.’
The team raised £3,360 from last year’s hike and a further £4,288 earlier this year for a 60km trek across the South Downs. They aim to continue the fundraising with this September’s night hike.
Team Easily LED asks that you show your support by sponsoring them. Any amount, large or small, would motivate the team both in training and during the walk itself and be greatly appreciated.
You can sponsor the team at the Just Giving page.