North West has announced The Standing Tall Foundation as its new chosen charity partner for 2021. will support the Foundation over the next 12 months and help raise awareness of the STF as well as its charity challenge which will see 40 climbers join Andy to climb Africa’s highest peak, Kilimanjaro, in March 2022. STF has also been announced as charity partner for the publisher’s Rainmaker Awards, Northern Leadership Awards and its annual North West Manchester Summer BBQ.

Lee-J Walker, joint managing director of, said: “The work that Andy and The Standing Tall Foundation is doing to help both veterans and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds is an inspiration and during these challenging times, it has never been more important. “Working with Andy and the team gives us an excellent opportunity to help people in the community who may not otherwise get the help and support they need. “Not only are we looking forward to supporting STF over the next 12 months, I will also be joining Andy for next year’s charity challenge.”

Andy Reid MBE said: “We are delighted with the support from Lee-J Walker and his team at “Their help and regional reach to raising awareness of the work we do will ensure more people are aware of the support that we can provide to society’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged. “I look forward to working with over the next year.”

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