Leicestershire cancer charity Hope Against Cancer is calling for outdoor activity enthusiasts to pledge their support in an action-packed networking and fundraising event this coming summer.
The event, run in partnership with outdoors company Challenge the Wild, will take place at the village of Coniston in the picturesque settings of the Lake District on June 28 and finishes the following day.
Networkers will take part in a range of activities including waterfall jumping, rock scrambling, climbing, and abseiling. Participants will also camp overnight in the open, learn how to cook meals using basic ingredients, and partake in a bushtucker trial-style bug eating competition. As exciting as this all sounds, a challenge like this requires teamwork, and is a great way to bond with colleagues and friends.
Hope Against Cancer Chief Executive Nigel Rose explained more about the fundraising activity; “Everyone at Hope Against Cancer is really excited about this networking opportunity with difference. It’s a great chance to enjoy each other’s company and empower people to take on a series of challenges that will not only challenge them physically but also help them to build teamwork skills and self-confidence. There’s no better place than the Lake District either – it’s such a beautiful setting that you can’t help but admire it.”
Participants in the Challenge the Wild event all pledge to raise at least £275, and Hope Against Cancer is also looking to get businesses involved in the event either through taking part in teams or through its many sponsorship options. Not only is this a great opportunity for businesses to show their support to Hope Against Cancer’s work in cancer research, but the charity also hopes it will boost staff morale and fitness.
Safety will be of the highest priority for Hope Against Cancer during the event. A team of trained outdoor instructors will supervise the participants at every stage, and all necessary equipment will also be provided. Hope Against Cancer will also be providing travel to and from the Lake District, at an additional cost.
Nigel added: “We really hope to encourage people to sign for this event, even if they haven’t done anything like this before. Their support will go a long way to helping fund our work and we’re incredibly grateful to those who have signed up already. There will be plenty of people on hand to provide encouragement, and it’s a great way to boost your fitness. Most importantly though, we want people to have fun!”
The closing date for entrances is March 31. To register or to learn more about the event, please visit http://hopeagainstcancer.org.uk/event/challenge-the-wild/.