Charity Challenge looks to break through the £2million mark

24/05/2019

Posted in Community

Teams in training with a £300,000 target for 2019 event

Teams from every part of Samworth Brothers are training hard for the 2019 Samworth Brothers Charity Challenge which starts next weekend with a £300,000 fundraising target.  The triathlon style challenge has already raised more than £1. 9 million for charity over six previous events and this year’s Charity Challenge hopes to break through the £2 million mark for total funds raised.  More than 100 teams of four have signed up to take part in one of two gruelling 10-hour Charity Challenge events on Exmoor on June 1st and June 8th. A number of teams from Samworth Brothers’ customers and suppliers are also taking part.

Each Challenge team has to complete a tough mountain walk, long mountain bike ride and sea canoe race. Each team must raise at least £2,000 for its chosen charity. More than 50 charities are being supported including LOROS, Wishes4Kids, Heartlink Children’s Charity, Hospice at Home, Coping with Cancer, Rainbows Trust, Leicester Breast Care Centre, Cornwall Air Ambulance, Devon and Cornwall Autistic Society, Argyle Community Trust, Macmillan, various women’s cancer charities, the Anthony Nolan Trust and Muscular Dystrophy UK.

Pictured are Charity Challenge team members from Melton Foods, raising money for Rainbows hospice, training at Rutland Water.