On Saturday 20 May, 44 Chase de Vere employees, including our Chief Executive Kathleen Gallagher, set out to walk the Edale Skyline challenge and to raise some money for the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association, a fantastic charity which is close to the heart of many people at our company.
Edale is in the Peak District in Derbyshire, and the Edale Skyline challenge is a 20-mile walk which involves climbing Grindslow Knoll (601 metres), Rushup Edge (540 metres), Mam Tor (517 metres), Lose Hill (476 metres) and Win Hill (462 metres) with, on our route, the further optional climb of Last Hill (522 metres).
In reality, many of our employees walked considerably further than 20 miles as they attempted to navigate themselves around the route. However, they had the consolidation of glorious weather and some absolutely stunning views across the Peak District.
Thankfully everybody made it back in one piece, although there were quite a few aches and pains at the end, and we raised £5,730 for the MND Association, which we were really pleased about. Everybody had a wonderful time, so much so that we’re already thinking about next year’s charity walking challenge.