Tony prepares for 50-mile walking commute to work at the Clock Towers Shopping Centre in Rugby

MHRA-08-05-12 Walk May7' Tony Spencer - centre manager of the Clock Towers.in Preparation as he is walking to work and back for charity.
MHRA-08-05-12 Walk May7' Tony Spencer - centre manager of the Clock Towers.in Preparation as he is walking to work and back for charity.

THE manager of Rugby’s Clock Towers Shopping Centre will be leaving his car keys at home to walk more than 100 miles to work and back to raise money for charity.

During National Walk to Work Week from May 14 to 18, Tony Spencer will walk from his home in Cannock, Staffordshire to his office in the Clock Towers in Rugby - and back again. The total round-trip distance is 110 miles.

Mr Spencer said: “The challenge will begin on Monday 14th, and it will take me approximately two days to walk to Clock Towers Shopping Centre. I will arrive on Wednesday and work as usual until Friday when I will begin my long commute back, arriving home on the Saturday night.”

Mr Spencer’s walk will take him along four long distance pathways, walking 27 miles each day to get there and the same again on the way home.

He will be raising money through the walk to donate to two charities - the Dystonia Society and Kerry’s Wheelchair Fund.

Mr Spencer said: “Walking all or part of your commute is an excellent way to get some activity into your day, doing wonders for both your mental and physical health.

“Even if it’s not practical to walk the whole way, by getting off the bus earlier or jumping off the train a couple of stops in advance, we can all walk more in our daily lives and reap the benefits.

“The Dystonia Society and Kerry’s Wheelchair Fund work tirelessly for what I feel are truly worthwhile causes. I just hope our shoppers feel the same way!”

To sponsor Tony on his journey visit the Centre Management Suite in the Clock Towers or call (01788) 572630.