We’re delighted to provide sponsorship support to colleagues from Travis Perkins plc who will Take on the Lakes on September 10 to raise money in aid of Whizz-Kidz. Briggs has pledged £7,500 for three teams of four people who are based at the Travis Perkins primary distribution hub in Warrington. The intrepid men and women will need all the mental stamina, physical fitness and team spirit they can muster to complete this tough challenge, which involves walking 12km, cycling 25km and canoeing 15km in the heart of the Lake District – in less than 12 hours. Each of the teams is looking to raise at least £2,500 for Whizz-Kidz, the charity that works to transform the lives of disabled children by providing the equipment, support and life skills they need to help them become confident and independent young adults. First, the Travis Perkins foursomes will walk The Old Man of Coniston, a spectacular trek in the Furness Fells reaching 2,634 feet (803 metres). This is one of the most popular mountains in the Lake District and the teams are tasked with completing the 12km trek in five hours. Next up is the Grizedale Forest. The quartets will jump in the saddle and cycle a 25km trail through this beautiful area of woodland, located to the east of Coniston Water. Again, they are against up the clock and are aiming to finish part two of the challenge in four hours. Finally, the teams will paddle a set slalom course across the calm expanse of Coniston Water, aiming to get their canoes to the finish in less than three hours. This is another terrific fundraising initiative from Travis Perkins plc, which has been working hard to raise money for Whizz-Kidz over the past few years. We wish the teams the best of luck. It’s a great effort in aid of a great cause!
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