4 days
127 miles
1 amazing cause

The Liverpool to Leeds Charity Canal Walk… COMPLETE!

Last week our dedicated team of intrepid hikers from Alan Howard braved the 127-mile Liverpool to Leeds Canal walk to raise money for the Hair and Beauty Charity.

Starting in Liverpool on Friday 10th September and finishing in Leeds on Monday 13th, the team endured many aches and pains to complete over 40 hours of hiking along the canal towpath all in aid of an extremely worthwhile cause!

Fuelled by laughter, endurance and messages of support, the first three days of their journey saw an impressive 36 miles each whilst the final day concluded with a nice easy 15 miles. 

The Hair and Beauty Charity is dedicated to helping hair and beauty professionals in need. They offer financial assistance to individuals and their families facing difficult times due to unforeseen circumstances such as illness, bereavement and financial hardship. 

Our National Sales Manager, Paul Brooks, said “despite the aches, pains, bruises and blisters still being present, I know I speak for all of the team when I say we are very proud of our achievement.”

“The 127 miles challenged us mentally as much as they did physically, but we got through it due to some great teamwork and a lot of laughter.”

“A huge thank you to everyone that sponsored us and sent us messages of encouragement, it helped enormously.”

The Alan Howard team showing off their sponsored T-shirts

The Liverpool to Leeds canal is the longest canal in Britain built as a single waterway offering 127 miles of picturesque walking opportunities. Heading off from the start line at Liverpool, the canal leads to East Lancashire before crossing the glorious Pennine countryside. The route then skims the beautiful Yorkshire Dales before reaching our walkers destination, Leeds.

The team previously took on the arduous National Three Peaks Challenge as a team of nine in 2018. Climbing the highest mountain in Scotland, England and Wales, they took at the summit of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowden all within a 24 hour period. 

Where will their next challenge take them?!

The Alan Howard team passing the Wigan branch

There’s still time to donate! If you’re able to support our team by offering a financial contribution to the cause for the Hair and Beauty Charity, please click here to find out more. We really appreciate all your support!

A huge thank you to our sponsors Glitterbels, Pure Nails, Fudge, Alfa Italia, Quif, Shed, Magi:colour, Quint:essential & Naomi Rose