This week, a team of the brave / foolhardy / gluttons for punishment (delete as appropriate!) are making their way up to the Lake District to complete the 24 Peaks Challenge with the aim of raising money for the Railway Children.
If you don’t know, the 24 Peaks isn’t just another challenge, it’s a monster! The challenge is to scale 24 Peaks in the Lakes, each one over 2400 ft (including the highest peak in England!) in just 24 hours.
I intended to attempt the challenge myself, however I unfortunately had to have an operation on my knee which hindered my ability to train properly. Our team is made up of NRE employees alongside one from ATOC and one of our suppliers, The Virtual Zone. The walkers are Duncan Henry, Gary Winstanley, John Horncastle, Kim Squires, Kirstie O’Connell, Maria Ward and Tim Martin and they’re ably assisted by the support team of Al Page and Maria Mlynarska.
They’ve been training hard over the last few months to prepare themselves, but the motivation they’ll need will come from the donations that we’ve gathered from friends and family, our customers and yourselves! Railway Children is an international children’s charity, raising money for street children in the UK, India and East Africa.
This short video explains why they do what they do:
Any & all donations are gratefully received! You can do so via our fundraising page here: http://virginmoneygiving.com/team/nre24peaks2012 or by texting “Children” to 70099 to donate £1*.
On behalf of all the walkers & the Railway Children, thank you!
*From most users Railway Children will receive 99p from each text donation with a minimum of 97p received dependant on your network operator.
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