22 June

Fundraising for British Heart Foundation

DTE staff members, Chris Palmer, Paul Gubb and three friends tackled the London to Brighton trek in June 2014 for British Heart Foundation. This year Chris undertook his second 103km challenge, the London2Oxford trek, with his sons, Jonathan and Jamie.

Despite claiming that the London to Brighton trek was one of the toughest physical and mental challenges he has ever done, Chris and his team completed the challenge between 20 and 26 hours.

The night-time cross-country section after Henley-on-Thames was very difficult and slowed our pace as at times we were up to our ankles in mud due to the heavy rain of the Saturday afternoon. But thanks to our wonderful support team who kept us motivated, fed and watered throughout the event – we couldn’t have done it without you (an integral part of the team)!

Chris Palmer


Fundraising for British Heart Foundation

The Palmer family raised over £1500 for this well deserved charity and you can read more on Chris’s story on his JustGiving page or on LinkedIn.

London2Oxford trek for British Heart Foundation

Team members: Chris Palmer (pictured middle), Jamie Palmer (pictured left), Jonathan Palmer (pictured right), Andrew Smith, Peter Smith, Michael Smith.  Josh Palmer and Paul Gubb (Support)


The trek is an annual fundraising event on behalf of the British Heart Foundation. Coronary heart disease is still the UK’s single biggest killer, and funds raised from the event go towards research which ensures hearts keep beating.

For any readers that would like to donate to a good cause, visit Chris’s JustGiving page.

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