Parcelhub and Mail Workshop staff hike 16 miles in aid of Rainbows Children’s Hospice
In preparation for the 24 mile Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in July, four members of the Parcelhub and Mail Workshop team, their friends and family hiked a gruelling 16 miles up and down the highest ground of the Peak District.
Climbing Kinder Scout (636 m), Rushup Edge (550 m) and Mam Tor (517 m), the group ascended over 1050 m in seven solid hours of walking; an excellent achievement by all.
Every year, Parcelhub and Mail Workshop’s 85-strong workforce is given the opportunity to vote for a new corporate charity. For 2017 the favourite was Loughborough-based Rainbows Children’s Hospice. Various members of staff plan to take part in events in aid of Rainbows, including two half marathons, Tough Mudder and a company golf day, in addition to the Three Peaks Challenge.
Staff members involved were Chloe Thorpe (Accounts Assistant) James Rhodes (Operations Manager), Laura Cree (Billing Coordinator) and Simon Wright (Marketing Manager). Additional members of staff who were unable to attend will be taking part in July’s hike.
For Chloe, Sunday’s practice hike was a daunting first taste of hillwalking:
‘Having never done anything like this before, I really enjoyed the challenge and taking part in something I’d never thought I could do. It was a great experience and I am now looking forward to completing the main hike.’
Laura, who completed the Lakes Peaks Challenge last year, still found this practice hike tested her endurance:
‘After today legs were aching and it’s really hit home just how far 24 miles is going to be. I have never walked this far before in a single day and I definitely need to get some more training in before July. This was a proper challenge so I can’t even imagine how hard the real thing is going to be!’
About Rainbows Children’s Hospice, Parcelhub
and Mail Workshop’s 2017 Partner Charity
As the East Midlands’ only hospice for children and young people, Rainbows is a place where life-limited children and their families can find care and support. Their incredible team of people help relieve symptoms, improve quality of life, support parents and siblings through their bereavements and care for children until the end. – Download Information Pack