Every 30 minutes, a child or young person will acquire a brain injury. This could be the result of an accident, an illness such as meningitis or encephalitis, a poisoning, a stroke or a brain tumour.

A brain injury has a devastating and life-long impact on the child and their whole family. Bones can mend and scars can heal but a brain injury stays with you for life and impacts on everything you think, feel and do.

The Child Brain Injury Trust is the charity that supports children, young people, their families and professionals and helps them come to terms with what has happened and how to deal with the uncertainty that the future may hold. Last year the charity teamed up with the the Peak District Challenge for the first year working in partnership with each other – it’s safe to say it was a great success!

With 32 CBIT participants singing up for the 50km route they managed to raise just shy of an incredible £12,000 for the charity.

One participant from last year said:

“The Peak District Challenge more than lived up to its name as it was very challenging to say the least, but it was all worthwhile after having a great day with my team from JMW.  It was a joy to see people out of work enjoying themselves and working together to achieve something special.  Although I can’t say I enjoyed the pain endured during the 50k walk, I most certainly can say that I enjoyed the well-deserved pint with my colleagues in the pub afterwards, although it was hard work walking there too!”

-Gordon Cartwright (Partner, JMW Solicitors LLP)

With this in mind, why not get behind the Child Brain Injury Trust and sign up to the challenge in 2018 supporting the cause…

25km in 9 hours or 50km in 12 hours, whichever challenge takes your fancy!

The charity aims to get double the amount of people signed up this year and double the amount of money raised. Will you be helping them?!

For a step-by-step booking guide for the event email amelialarard@cbituk.org .

**Don’t forget, if you participated in the 2017 challenge you can enter your 10% discount code before payment.**

“This was one of the most challenging things I have done but by far the biggest achievement. I would highly recommend to anyone, even if you aren’t a keen walker! With some training, a good group around you and the beautiful scenery its more than doable”