This year’s challenge was a 40 mile walk around Rutland. We started at around 10pm on Saturday and continued through the night, finishing at 3pm on Sunday afternoon. This works out as 18 hours allowing for the clocks going back which was fortunate as we had another hour to walk!
The walk really was a challenge and, of the 17 who started, 11 finished the entire 40 miles.
We were walking for the majority of the time besides the two well deserved pub stops, a breakfast stop and a few 5 minute breaks.
It was an experience to say the least and I did enjoy the walk besides the dark, cold, wind, rain and taking very unnecessary detours over muddy fields!
An amazing breakfast was provided by John and Ingrid Ferry which the team at Torr Waterfield are very grateful for.
This was definitely our toughest challenge to date.
We would like to thank everybody that has supported and sponsored us. The walk has raised jut over £7,500 so far for the charity Coping With Cancer.
There is still time to donate. It would be incredible if you could show some support for the team and make a donation small or large, it’s all for a great cause. Please please visit our total giving page www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/torrwaterrutland18
Thanks from all the Team.
There are lots of photos from the walk on our Facebook page but here are a few of our favourites.
Each year at Torr Waterfield we choose a charity, local or national, to represent and raise money for.
This year we have chosen to support Coping with Cancer. The charity provided much needed emotional and physical support for a very close friend of Denise Burley who is a senior member of our team; hence the link to Coping with Cancer. The friend has a young family and was determined to make such a difficult time as normal as possible. She cannot praise the counselling team highly enough for their therapy sessions nor for the complementary therapies which made her feel like a person again instead of a cancer patient. It is often the smaller charities that get overlooked but they provide practical help on your doorstep and even the smallest of donations can make a big difference. Denise explained this to the team at Torr Waterfield and they were eager to do as much as they can to help.
Over the course of the next year we will raise money through a variety of activities such as dress down days, staff cake sales and planned events. In May we will run our annual Torr Waterfield Karting Cup where 12 teams of 4 compete in a two hour endurance race. September is when we have our ‘Walking challenge’ where our team, friends and family take part in an organised walk. These aren’t just walks in the park! We have previously walked 48 miles in two days around the Lyn peninsula in Wales & on another occasion completed the National Three Peaks in just 48 hours.
We look forward to working with Coping with Cancer over the next year and raising as much money as we can for this fantastic charity. To find out more what Coping with Cancer do and upcoming events please visit their website https://www.c-w-c.org.uk/
Mike Waterfield, Director
0116 2423400 firstname.lastname@example.org