READY TO WALK AGAIN: HARRIS LAMB SET FOR THE CUMBRIAN CHALLENGE 2021
Harris Lamb has signed up for a 32km hike through the Lake District in aid of Walking With The Wounded, raising cash to help support injured veterans.
This will be the third year that fundraisers at the business have strapped on their walking boots and headed north to take part in the charity’s flagship fund-raising event, the Cumbrian Challenge, and after last year’s was abandoned, four colleagues will retrace their steps in six weeks’ time 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 on September 11th, said: “We have put teams together several times for this event, in both great conditions and less than favourable ones, and we know what we’re hoping for 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 our team is made up of Andy Groves, Rob Pinks, Simon Hawley and myself, 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!), and can be supported by donating here.