On Saturday, 1st September a team from Rossdales Equine Hospital completed TrekFest 2018, the UK's ultimate trekking challenge, walking 25km in The Peak District National Park to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society. The team comprised Yasmin Morowa, Sarah Waterfall, Elaine Packer, Beth Howard and Ed Richards.
According to Yasmin, who acted as Team Manager, the first challenge was tent construction - a rather large tent that had never been taken out of the bag until they arrived on site. The second challenge was camping itself – apparently it was ‘freezing’ and some team members were woken frequently by the snoring of others. The happy campers were duly woken again at 3.45am due to Sarah being called due to a fire alarm going off at the hospital in Exning….
The next challenge was walking – apparently some people walk very slowly and Beth doesn’t like hills. Somehow the accident-prone Sarah managed to complete the challenge without calling upon the services of the air ambulance, although she couldn’t sit down or stand still for too long afterwards for fear of seizing up. And apparently Elaine still has all of her toes, minus a few toenails…
Despite all of this, Yasmin reports that the team had a great day, enjoying the sunshine and the stunning scenery of the Peak National Park. Oh, and they met some ponies and cows along the way.
To date they have raised more than £400 for Alzheimer’s Society and there is still time to add to this via their Just Giving page.
Well done and a great effort, team!
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