24th May 2019
Scafell Pike for Cystic Fibrosis Trust
At 6:30am on Saturday 18th May we all met at Abracs to embark on a new challenge, Scafell Pike. A 12 strong team drove the 3 hours to the base of the mountain at Wasdale Head. At 10am we set off walking to the highest point in England.
With a varying array of fitness levels our goal was not to break any records but to make sure all 12 of us made it to the summit, and we are happy to say that by around lunchtime we were all enjoying a well earned rest and an Abracs beer 978m above sea level and celebrating reaching the top together. Scafell Pike is said to although not be the tallest mountain in the UK, the hardest of the acclaimed ‘three peaks challenge’ it is a rocky route with varying terrain and a lengthy crag as you approach the summit in the final leg of the hike, it certainly works all the leg muscles and many of us were a little heavy on the feet come Sunday.
These challenges of course are great for team building and to engage socially with our colleagues but our main goal is to use this as a platform to raise money for charity. Our chosen charity for this event was Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Cystic fibrosis is a life-limiting genetic condition affecting more than 10,000 people across the UK. It affects the lungs and digestive system and can cause chronic infections and reduced lung function. Currently, half of those with CF will not live past age 41.
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is fighting for a brighter future for people with CF and their families by funding cutting-edge research, driving up standards of care and supporting people with the condition and their loved ones every step of the way we are happy to say so far we managed to raise £713.38 we hope that this can make even a small difference to those living with Cystic Fibrosis and look forward to hopefully helping other charities going forward with our challenges this year.
Donations are still open, if you would like to donate to this cause the JustGiving link is linked below…