Team ted beat challenge to raise funds for rare illness

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Employees from two local businesses Hortec Ltd and Graeme A. Anderson Builder came together to form Team Ted at this year’s Caledonian Challenge.

The team conquered the gruelling 54 mile, 24 hour mountain event in an astounding 15 hours 58 minutes placing 2nd team overall and 1st walking team across the line.

Exhaustion failed to dampen their spirits with Graeme Anderson announcing: “this is by far the best thing I have ever done” just minutes after crossing the finish line.

The team came together earlier this year to raise awareness and funds for the local charity Teddington Trust which supports patients suffering from the rare genetic condition Xeroderma Pigmentosum.

Between them, the four strong team have raised over £3000 .

Rebecca Stewart, Teddington Trust Co-Founder, said: “We are extremely proud of all the team who have done an amazing job in both raising both the profile of our charity, and much needed funds.

“These funds can now be used to send vital Little Ted patient information resources to some of the 90+ children currently on our waiting list.”

Hortec Ltd owner Wilbur Stewart said: “My involvement with Teddington Trust began in 2012 when my nephew was diagnosed with XP just 13 months old.

“The important work that these funds enable Teddington Trust to carry out make the aching muscles and blisters worth it.

“The team have done an amazing job and we are delighted to have achieved such a great finish time.”

Anyone wishing to sponsor the team may still do so by texting TTED04 (followed by the amount) to 70070 or through their just-giving page

To contact the Trust email rstewart@teddingtontrust.comv