On 8 July this year, 16 intrepid DP employees and keen would-be hikers will be tackling the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. Taking place in the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park, the course is 24-miles long, includes 5,200ft (1,585m) of ascent and has to be completed within a slightly terrifying 12-hour time limit.
DP has chosen to do this for several reasons: firstly, it was considered to be highly challenging but still achievable for novice hikers; secondly, it is a goal of the Sustainability team to raise money for our chosen charity, Save the Children; and last but certainly not least, it is a great opportunity to bond as a team.
Our aim is to raise £2,500 in total, and with any luck people will dig deep to recognise the huge effort made for a very worthy cause.
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Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the UK and around the world, they give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.
Preparation for this event has commenced and we had a personal trainer come in to talk us through the physical challenges ahead and how to train for them properly, in terms of both exercise and good nutrition. While the exercise “looks like a lot of hard work”, the advice that participants must “load up on carbs” the week before was definitely the high point for many DP team members!
There are many individual motivations for taking part, including setting and achieving goals with positive and tangible results, increased health and fitness and helping to raise money for such a respected charity. DP Designer Pete Stoneman is leading some of the team on a practice hike this weekend – stay tuned for more updates on our progress…
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