Here at Checkatrade we have a big heart for charity – both local and worldwide. We’re always looking for new ways to raise money to help those in need and there’s one challenge that is heavily looming over the heads some of our staff… The Ben Nevis Challenge!
On Saturday 17th September, 17 brave souls will be putting on their hiking boots and scaling Ben Nevis in aid of The Checkatrade Foundation* and Chestnut Tree House**.
Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles and standing at a whopping 1346 metres above sea level and attracts climbers and mountaineers of all levels. It takes an average of 7-9 hours to get up and back down again with a variety of terrain and unpredictable weather so it’s no small feat!
Especially for us office-jobby lot!
It’s a mixture of excitement and trepidation from the team in Selsey!
With less than 4 weeks to go, training and preparation has started with lots of walking, hill climbs, gym workouts and buying appropriate hiking gear. All Checkatrade staff taking part are paying for their own travel (a 10+ hour car journey for those from our Selsey office!), accommodation and equipment themselves so all the money raised will go straight to people who need it more!
You can sponsor us via https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/catbennevis or text BNCF48 £5 to 70070 to donate £5. Thank you for your support!
Any donations will be gratefully received and put to good use.
Will all 17 make it up to the top?
Will they all make it back down?
Will there be blood, sweat and tears?
Will they make it through the 10+ hour car journey together to get there?
Stay tuned for future blog posts with updates and introductions to the amazing TEAM BEN NEVIS from Checkatrade.
*The Checkatrade Foundation was set up to support people in need, both locally and oversees. It provides ongoing support to orphanages and schools in Nepal that rescue children from the sex slave industry, as well as supporting other local charities, causes and individuals in need of help. See more about our charity work here http://blog.checkatrade.com/category/foundation/
**Chestnut Tree House is a children’s charity providing hospice care services and community support for children and young people with progressive life-shortening conditions throughout East and West Sussex and South East Hampshire. Checkatrade staff have spent time volunteering at Chestnut Tree House and really value the support they provide to local families and feel moved to help support the amazing work they do.