COUNTING DOWN TO THE CUMBRIAN CHALLENGE 2021
In just a fortnight, Harris Lamb’s team of intrepid fundraisers will be hiking their way around the Lake District in aid of Walking With The Wounded, raising cash to help support injured veterans.
This is third time that the business has entered a team into the charity’s flagship Cumbrian Challenge event, and four colleagues are set to cover a tough 32km trail on September 11th to help raise money to re-educate and re-train wounded servicemen and women.
The multi-peak hike is expected to take up to 11 hours and will take in 2,000m ascents.
Tom Morley, who is leading the team, said: “We have put teams together several times for this event, in both great conditions and less than favourable ones, and from the forecasts so far, it looks like the weather may be on our side this time around.
“We know what to expect, and we know that while the route is always tough, a great camaraderie with all the other teams taking part make sure it’s a lot of fun. This year I’m joined by Andy Groves, Rob Pinks, Simon Hawley, and we’ve spent the past few months training for the hike.
“Walking With The Wounded was established in 2010, and raises funds for the re-education and re-training of wounded servicemen and women who were forced to leave the Armed Forces as a result of their injuries and were not prepared for the move from one career to another.
“WWTW helps fund training and education to help them find a career, so that they can support themselves and re-build a life in the civilian workplace, while also providing a support network to all injured veterans. Each team raises funds to help a wounded veteran back into employment, and we are aiming to raise a minimum of £500,” he added.
Previous events have seen 160 teams take part in the Cumbrian Challenge, taking on one of three challenging routes in spectacular conditions, alongside beneficiaries of the military charity and previous members of its fundraising expeditions to Everest and around Britain.
The Harris Lamb team has chosen to tackle the ‘toughest’ route (of course!)