Employees from Redrow Homes’ North West operation raised over £7,500
for the Youth Adventure Trust.
A group of 10 employees from Redrow Homes’ North West operation completed a mammoth marathon challenge with a difference to raise over £7,500 for the Youth Adventure Trust.
Over the weekend of September 13 – 15, two teams headed to the Lake District National Park to tackle a challenging marathon distance route of 26.2 miles including climbing the highest mountain in England, Scafell Pike.
They joined 25 other teams from housebuilding firms all over the UK, including no fewer than 13 from Redrow.
All teams raised vital funds for the Youth Adventure Trust, who work with disadvantaged young people from aged 11-16. Many of them are struggling at school, aren't able to fit in, hate being in the classroom, have no positive role models, no aspirations and may come from chaotic and unstable homes. The Youth Adventure Trust provide a fantastic three school-year programme that uses outdoor adventure to inspire and give them the hope, confidence and skills to face their personal challenges.
The teams from Daresbury-based Redrow Homes (NW) were made up of employees from the sales and customer service departments and the technical department and they completed the challenge in 18 hours, covering 16.2 miles on the first day and 10 miles on day two.
Customer service manager Peter Lewis, who captained the team named the My Pace Or Yours, said: “The ascents were very difficult, and some poor weather with high winds and low visibility on day one made it quite challenging at times. The early starts (5.30am for breakfast each day) were a shock to the system, and motivating ourselves to get up and face day two wasn’t easy but the sense of team spirit that we all felt during the two days got us through.”
Project engineer Chris Hayton who was in charge of the second team, Technically Redrow, said: “Encouraging and supporting our friends and colleagues along the way kept us going as much as we could, and this made completing day two all the more satisfying. We must be nuts as we’ve all said we’d do it again next year but we’ll do a little more preparation and training.”
Between them the two North West-based teams raised £7655.00.
Paul Moore, managing director at Redrow Homes (NW), adds: “Both teams deserve a huge well done for completing this marathon challenge and also raising this great amount for The Youth Adventure Trust. The support they offer young people is incredible and it’s really important that we, as a company, raise money so they can continue their great work.”
For more information on the Youth Adventure Trust visit www.youthadventuretrust.org.uk
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