Property Team all set for the Lake District 24 Peak Challenge in aid of The MPS Society and Macmillan Cancer Support
Laura Fiddes-Baron our Barnt Green Lettings Branch Manager and Stephen Hill from our Moseley office will be partaking in the Lake District 24 Peak Challenge this week!
This is a tough 2-day challenge over 31 miles in the beautiful Lake District. It involves a strenuous walk over 24 peaks within 24 hours! Our super-fit Laura and Stephen are going through the paces all in aid of the MPS Society and Macmillan Cancer Support which are Oulsnam's charities of the year for 2017.
The challenge involves scaling 24 peaks in 24 hours covering all the major peaks in the Lake District including Scafell Pike (the highest mountain in England), Helvellyn and Great Gable to name but a few. It will involve ascending nearly 13000 feet over mixed terrain!
Here’s what Laura had to say in anticipation of the challenge:
“We’ve been trying to get as many miles under our belt as possible on the lead up to the hike. I’ve done training walks in Snowdonia, the Lake District, Brecon Beacons and the Shropshire Hills over the last few months but this still going to be a massive challenge - the most peaks I have ever done in one day has been 5 and that was hard enough - never mind 24! We are both just now praying the weather is on our side as we all know how fickle the British weather is - especially in the Lakes”
If you’d like to donate to these very worthy causes, you can do so via our Just Giving page:
If you’re not familiar with the MPS Society, here’s a bit of information about this worthy cause:
Founded in 1982, the Society for Mucopolysaccharide and related Lysosomal Storage Diseases (the MPS Society) is the only national charity specialising in 25 very rare Mucopolysaccharide (MPS) and related Lysosomal Storage Diseases (LSDs) in the UK. It represents and supports over 1,250 children and adults suffering from these diseases, their families, carers and professionals. MPS and related LSDs affect 1:25,000 live births in the UK. One baby born every eight days is diagnosed with one of these multi-organ storage diseases which cause progressive physical disability and, in many cases, severe degenerative neurological deterioration resulting in death in childhood.
More information can be found on their website: www.mpssociety.org.uk