InterManager is proud to have been part of fundraising efforts which raised more than £67,000 for Seafarers-UK to help seafarers in need, their families and dependants.
Taking place in July in the UK’s Lake District, the 24 Peaks Challenge is one of the most demanding but rewarding charity team events. Teams of five walkers scale 24 peaks in 24 hours. Each peak on the 32 mile course is over 2,400 feet, including Scafell Pike, the highest in England. The event was sponsored this year by TK Foundation.
Companies taking part this year included Allmode, Bernhard Shulte Shipmanagement, Carisbrooke Shipping, Carnival UK, InterManager, KVH Media Group, ShipServ, Steamship Mutual and Teekay Shipping. Special congratulations go to the two teams from Carisbrooke Shipping who raised £5,947 each and won the charity’s top fundraisers prize.
Donations to participating teams can still be made here http://www.seafarers-uk.org/challenge-events/24-peaks-challenge/
Said Nigel Shattock, Seafarers UK’s Director of Fundraising and Communications: ‘This year’s 24 Peaks proved to be a great success both for the 14 intrepid teams that took part and for Seafarers UK in terms of the fundraising that it enabled for the charity. The mental and physical feats involved in the challenge are quite something to behold and it requires a really collaborative effort for all the participants from each team to get to the finish line. It is a wonderful event to be involved in, and we are already looking forward to staging it again in 2015.’
This year 12 teams managed to complete the gruelling two-day hike, with many of them already pledging to take part again next year as they gathered together in the Sunday evening sun for a barbecue on the shore of Lake Windermere.