With less than five weeks to go before the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge (gulp!), our intrepid leader and Managing Director, Julie Wilford, thought it would be a good idea to have a team catch up to see where everyone was with training and logistics. Having completed the route a few times now, Julie and her husband had some great advice on route strategy. The group agreed with Julie’s suggestion to tackle the steeper parts head on rather than taking a longer, less precipitous route. This was an easy decision to make sitting down enjoying a cup of tea, so we will see how we fare on the day!
Talk then turned to travel logistics and timings, with more than one participant looking fairly alarmed at the prospect of a 5.30am wake-up call on the day, unfortunately a necessity if we are to set off pre-7.00am to beat the crowds. Mark Carey, Head of Production, came up with the helpful and practical suggestion of dividing up responsibility for essential items, such as first aid kits, to save us all having to carry everything. This meant we could prioritise carrying all the buns and pies we will apparently need to keep our strength up…
Jessica Coles, Head of Client Services, has volunteered to run a support vehicle with plenty of water and supplies, while Alison Carey, Finance Director, announced that a pub and a curry will await us in the evening as a reward for our efforts. This news was greeted enthusiastically by the whole team!
Finally, we all agreed that our main task as a group, apart from training regularly, is to step up our fundraising efforts. As it stands, we have raised around 40% of our target. This is certainly a great start, but we need your help to make achieving this target possible for our very worthy charity, Save the Children.
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Watch this space! We look forward to the challenge ahead.
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Cyber risk: a wake-up call.
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This month’s DP Leeds night out saw the team descend on Mecca Bingo. Meanwhile, the DP London team ventured to the Bat and Ball in Stratford to play some ping pong.