Up Peaks and down Dales for Brain Injury

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On Saturday 23rd September 2017, a team of almost 40 people took part in the Peak District Challenge in support of the Child Brain Injury Trust, tackling an incredible 50km hike in just 12 hours! Our latest challengers took in the scenic wonders of the Peaks on what turned out to be a glorious day.

The Challenge:

Participants of this challenge endured a 50km route throughout the beautiful Peak District, taking in the amazing views of the dark peak and the scenic trails of the southern peak district, all within 12 hours!!

 

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Money Raised to ensure ‘hope for tomorrow – today’

Our target was to raise at least £10,000 for the Child Brain Injury Trust via participant sponsorship. We are incredibly pleased to announce that our amazing challengers absolutely SMASHED the target!!

The money raised ensures that we can continue to be a lifeline for children and families affected by brain injury.  Our work is vast and covers anything from providing small financial grants to help making social activities more accessible.  Our dedicated helpline can assist anyone affected by childhood acquired brain injury and without support from fundraising efforts we would not be able to send one of our dedicated Child and Family Support Coordinators to visit a family in desperate need of help and guidance. We are not supported by any government funding in England or Wales so we rely purely on donations and fundraising to carry on our vital work.

 

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We would like to thank all those who participated in not only the massive hike in enduring the 50km but also the massive achievement in raising over £10,000.  The group included our Legal Support Service provider for the North West – JMW Solicitors and Kings Chambers, Chair of Trustees Robert Thomas from New Law, Sheila Aitken Head First, participants from Tilney, our Fundraising and Marketing Coordinator Amelia Larard along with her brother Henry and Albie!, Tanisha Engel, Helen Field, Nikki McNeill, David King from Irwin Mitchell, Julia Briscoe from Streetwise Publications, Lindsey King, Sinead from HACM Ltd Case Management, Kate from Rehabilitate Therapy and Lucy Perkins our Lead Child and Family Support Coordinator for the East of England.

If you would like to find out how you could support our vital work and take part in next year’s Peak District Challenge, please contact Head of Fundraising, Rachel Parsons – rachelparsons@cbituk.org

 

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September 26th, 2017|Tags: , , |