Pictured are Martin Miller and his sons, Matthew and Owen, co-organisers behind the Titanic Yardmen Cycle and Walk with the Connswater Community Greenway. The Millers are taking delivery of a donated chest of Thompson’s Titanic Tea from Thompson’s Family Teas, the family behind Punjana.
Ross Thompson, from Thompson’s Family Teas is an old schoolmate of Martin’s, and offered to support the Titanic Yardmen Cycle and Walk when he found out Martin was behind the charity effort to raise much needed awareness and sponsorship for Bowel Cancer UK. The event is organised in the memory of Martin’s wife, Rosi Kirker-Miller.
As well as sponsoring the event, Ross will be providing Thompson’s Titanic Tea to all the walkers before they embark from their meeting point at Westbourne Church on the Newtownards Road, whilst all cyclists and walkers will be given a pack of Thompson’s Titanic Tea for to refuel and refresh when they get home from the event. The sell out walk and cycle takes place on Sunday 1st April with the cyclists and the walkers congregating at Titanic Belfast between 1pm and 3pm. Spectators are encouraged to support the Yardmen, as they make their way to the Titanic Quarter.
Thompson’s Family Teas, was founded by Robert Thompson who established the company is 1896, blending tea in his Belfast premises as he watched the Titanic take shape in the neighbouring shipyard. His blend of tea helped fuel the thousands of men from Belfast and beyond as they laboured on the great liner. Thompson’s Family Tea is the sole supplier of tea to the prestigious Titanic Signature Building.