We are now over half way in our UK event season and we thought you’d like to know the latest from our recent events. We still have Just Bike, Oxfam Trail Trekker Ireland and Maggies Night hike all up and coming so we can’t quite relax just yet. We have jotted down some feedback from the two Barclays events in Manchester and London raising funds for UNICEF and the Capgemini Wild Challenge for the Prince’s Trust.
Take one small step walk, Manchester 2009
On Friday 4thSeptember 75 walkers gathered in Castlefields arena for a 10 mile walk around Manchester city centre in aid of UNICEF education projects in Rwanda. As it rained outside walkers prepared for their challenge under the shelter of the marquee and ate hot food from the stalls. Live music was provided by the African group Group Lokita and they were accompanied by the African dancers ‘Afrocats’. The walkers, including a fundraising gorilla and an enthusiastic frog, set off into the night at 7pm. Having visited check points at Trafford Town Hall, Salford Quays, Albert Square and the Urbis the walkers started to arrive back to Castlefields from 10pm and all were back by 11.30pm. The night was a huge success with walkers going forth despite the rain and the wind to raise funds for UNICEF.
Take one small step walk, London 2009
On Friday 4th September 75 walkers gathered in Potters Field, Central London for a 10 mile walk around the city in aid of UNICEF education projects in Rwanda. As it rained outside walkers prepared for their challenge under the shelter of the marquee and ate hot food from the stalls. The start was seen off by Rugby legend Matt Dawson and 6 Music presenter Gideon Coe. The walkers set off into the night at 7pm. Having visited the sights and the challenges the walkers started to arrive back to Potters Fields from 10pm and all were back by 11.30pm. The night was a huge success with over 400 walkers taking part.
Capgemini Wild Challenge 2009
This weekend aw the third annual Capgemini Wild Challenge for Princes Trust. The race starts on the West Somerset Coast and weaves a spectacular route through the countryside to the South Devon Coast. Through 100 miles the teams take on orienteering, running, kayaking , mountain biking and many other challenges.
The event raised over £250,000 for the Trust and a record 210 participants took part. Event organisers Across the Divide would like to thank all the landowners and other supporters who generously helped make this another hugely successful challenge.
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