Good News Corner: Pension Walk and Talk - just one week to go

26km walk from Southport aims to resolve the challenges facing the pensions industry

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Barnett Waddingham's Mark Futcher, Paul Leandro and Damian Stancombe out planning for the walk
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Barnett Waddingham's Mark Futcher, Paul Leandro and Damian Stancombe out planning for the walk

The inaugural Pension Walk and Talk is set to take place in the North West next week.

The event - organised by Barnett Waddingham partners Damian Stancombe, Mark Futcher and Paul Leandro - will start on Thursday 13 July with a welcoming BBQ in Southport at around 6-6:30pm.

The main walk is on next Friday, 14 July, and follow a 26km route from Southport Pier (the UK's second longest pier) to the Iron Men of Crosby.

Stancombe says there will be "plenty of hop on and off points on route" (as well as a "brief" pub stop at Hightown) but warns the walk will be mainly along "energy sapping" sandy beaches - not one for the faint hearted!

The walk itself will begin at 7:30am on Friday and there will be a "luxury coach" waiting to whisk the finishers from Crosby to the Italian Fish Club in Central Liverpool where Stancombe says a slap up meal awaits.

The walk is free to attend but participants should arrange their own travel and accommodation.

Commenting on the initiative, Stancombe said: "The premise is simple we are there to ‘Walk and Talk' through the issues impacting our industry and work together as one to hopefully resolve them."

He added: "To reignite past friendship and forge new. No sales talk - just good food, good wine (insert drink of choice) and good conversation. A rather simple but powerful aim."

To find out more and to take part, view the post on Damian Stancombe's LinkedIn page or visit the Pensions Walk & Talk group page.

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