A team of six brave employees from construction contractor Robert Woodhead Limited will be tackling a gruelling 27 mile trek through the Peak District in Derbyshire for local charity Framework Housing.
The team has been busy training and preparing for the challenge for the past few months and importantly raising money for Framework Housing The team have so far been pledged over £700 of sponsorship from colleague’s friends and subcontractor partners.
The Team from Robert Woodhead are Sam Sargent, Craig Pygall, Mathew Hall, Chantelle Nunn, John Guest and Jennie Guest. The team will walk in total 162 miles. The distance is equal to walking between Robert Woodhead’s Head Office to Frameworks Office in Nottingham over 5 times! That’s approximately 324,000 steps which will mean the team averaging 27,000 steps per hour to complete the challenge in 12 hours.
If you would like to sponsor Team Woodhead you can do so by clicking here. To keep a track on Team Woodhead on Saturday the 6th July follow the team on Twitter @RobertWoodhead.
Sam Sargent, Finance Manager at Robert Woodhead Limited shares her training regime. “I’m a frequent walker and runner so training hasn’t been overly demanding for me. I have completed several training walks and stocked up on plasters as the team are concerned about blisters. I am bringing 4 pairs of socks and lots of sun cream as the forecast is warm and sunny.”
Sam continues why it is important to support Framework Housing. “It is an important life line and as I enjoy walking I wanted to be a part of Trek Fest to help fundraise and make others around me more aware of this charity as you never know when you or someone you know will need their support. This is my second challenge for Framework and I can’t wait to start walking!”
Robert Woodhead have established a 10 year relationship with the charity through various construction projects and sponsorships including the annual golf day held by Framework Housing at Beeston Fields Golf Club in Nottingham. Robert Woodhead was one of the main sponsors and submitted two teams into the competition which has so far raised over £10,000 for the charity.