Staff are set to put their best feet forward as they take on a charity challenge in aid of Bury Hospice.
A group of nine workers are set to take part in Trekfest 2016, a testing hike across the Peak District. Kirsty, Ruth and Xav will tackle the 25km route whilst Adam, Belinda, Chris, Helen, Jason and Simon take on the 50km route which offers the additional test of a climb up Kinder Scout which, at 636 metres (2,087 feet), is the highest point in the national park.
Aiming to raise at least £1,000 for the hospice the Pennine Trekkers are already in training. Marketing manager, Belinda McGee, who is among the six staff members taking on the 50km challenge, says preparations are going well:
“We’ve been treading the miles on routes around Bury and Rochdale, the toughest so far being a six-hour, 24 kilometre hike across Scout Moor. We are all looking forward to the challenge, especially as we know that our efforts will ultimately benefit Bury Hospice, a cause which is close to many of our hearts.”
Trekfest is just the latest way Pennine has supported Bury Hospice. In 2013 the company gave it a £20,000 boost when it waived its project management and installation fees when equipping the hospice with a state-of-the-art Avaya IP Office VoIP telephone system.
The community-minded business has also provided sponsorship to Bury’s Fusilier Museum and the charity-run East Lancashire Railway.
If you would like to support the team you can donate at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Pennine-trekfest16