Our Trek the Lake District challenge takes on eight peaks in the national park that rise above 3,000 feet, including Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England, in just two days of walking.
“This is not a challenge for the faint-hearted and will push walkers to their limits,” our event organiser Caroline McDonnell, said. “But those taking part will achieve an enormous amount of satisfaction from completing the challenge whilst enjoying the beauty of the Lake District and helping us in our fight to beat meningitis.”
The trek takes place between 4 and 7 June and those taking it on need to pay a registration fee of just £75 and pledge to raise £600.
Taking care of all the arrangements
In return our events team takes care of all travel between the peaks, food and accommodation, and is on hand to help with fundraising ideas and fitness and training tips.
Those taking part also get to enjoy 15% off at Cotswold Outdoors and the opportunity to meet the team on a training walk before the trek.
Our support takes care of everything and leaves you free to concentrate on raising money, enjoying the breath-taking scenery and completing the challenge.
Last year’s trekkers Kelly and Alison (pictured) told us: “We chose the event because our friend Mandy’s little girl Lucy was diagnosed with meningitis at 10 days old. She spent three days in intensive care and was in hospital for a total of three weeks. Thankfully she seems to have made a full recovery.
“The trek was very challenging but an absolutely amazing experience and we met some great people. The guides were fun and great to talk to”.
Definitely take part again
“We’d definitely take part again. It was really well organised, plenty of giggles along the way and with the reward of knowing that you’ve helped to make a difference.”
"Those worried about the fundraising aspect of the trek need have no fears either", Alison added.
“We set up a Just Giving page which we both shared on Facebook. We did this on a regular basis to make sure all our contacts would see it. We also emailed lots of people – clients, friends, colleagues – and asked for their support, as well as asking our employer to publish a piece in its weekly newsletter asking for sponsorship. We also did the ice bucket challenge and asked people to come along and join us and throw some money in the ice bucket – after we’d tipped the water over our heads obviously!”
Through their efforts the couple almost doubled their sponsorship target.
All proceeds from the trek go towards our work fighting meningitis through vaccine and preventative research, raising awareness and supporting individuals and families fighting back from the disease.