Over the weekend we were busy taking part in a variety of active challenges to raise money for our charity of the year, Mind.
Peak District 25K Copper Challenge
A group of six employees took to the Peak District on Saturday 21 September to conquer the challenging 25K hike. The team of six included Catherine Spooner, Karen Fisher, Melissa Walsh, Sue Pinder, Jackie Scrimshaw and Tony Shaw. The team described it as “an uphill battle at times, but with incredible panoramic views of the Peaks”. Everyone completed the challenge, raising a huge £865.
The Copper Challenge was a great experience both mentally and physically, at times during the day I did wonder why I set myself up for this especially as walking is not my thing! But in my borrowed boots, I managed the hills, climbing and extensive walking not with much style but did finish along with the rest of my team.
It was a fantastic opportunity and I’m glad I did it!
Jackie Scrimshaw, Administration Assistant, Henry Boot Construction
An extremely rainy Sunday saw another group of five employees take on the iconic Sheffield 10K. Ross Cooke, Sarah Adams, Rachel White, Richard Grafton and Melissa Walsh all ran to raise money for Mind. On a challenging course in heavy downpours, the team were spurred on by the crowd (and the promise of a bacon butty at the finish!).
Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. The funds raised from this weekend will be added to more than £24,000 we have already raised this year.