Following on from last year’s Keswick Three Peaks, the Borderway team were up for a bigger challenge this year taking on the Ullswater Way Challenge, in aid of People First.
The Ullswater Way Challenge involved a 21-mile hike around Ullswater which took in some stunning views and included around 900 meters of climbing. Starting from Glenridding at 7 am on the 9th of July, the 9 members of team Borderway were joined by friends and family and completed the walk just after 5 pm. It was a great achievement by the team which resulted in a few blisters and sore legs the following day!
The team managed to hit their fundraising target raising an amazing £4,000 for People First! Jenny Strong, Account Manager, said;
“I was so proud to be involved in this year’s fundraiser for People First. The Borderway team and our newly extended family worked tirelessly to train and raise funds for a fantastic cause. At a time when the cost of living is rising, we were humbled that so many businesses, colleagues, and friends were able to donate.”
Natalie Bingham, Fundraising Officer at People First, joined the Borderway team on the walk and said;
“We couldn’t be more grateful to the team at Borderway Finance for their continued support of People First. Their enthusiasm and passion throughout was admirable, even when the going got a little bit tough and those aches and pains started to hit! They never let it stop them, if anything it made them more determined to finish, crossing that finish line together as a team.
It was a fantastic day and to raise £4,000 is absolutely incredible. Well done to the whole team, family, friends, and other colleagues who helped make their fundraising goal a reality.”
If you would like to know more about People First or would like to hear about our other upcoming fundraising events, get in touch with Natalie our Fundraising Officer on 01228 474801 or at [email protected]