This July, Mount Cook Adventure Centre will again be taking part in the UK’s toughest Team Building event, the UK Challenge, in order to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust. As the chosen charity of the UK Challenge, it is also a great match for Mount Cook’s ethos of supporting young people through outdoor activity.
The event is a gruelling 3 day competition involving fell running, cycling, swimming, canoeing, puzzling and much more. Mixed with little sleep, it pushes teams to their limits both physically and mentally.
As well as the event itself, the team are planning a host of other fundraising activities over the coming months to help this fantastic charity.
On the 1st June 2019, members of the team will be attempting the infamous Welsh 3000's challenge, where they will attempt to summit 15 of Wales’ highest peaks in under 24 hours. Over 30 miles in length and 14,000ft of ascent, it's some good training!
Bernie, who has the finest head of hair out of all of the team, will be shaving his beloved hair off shortly to raise additional funds (and hopefully for aerodynamics).
More challenges to come, but thank you all for your continuing support!
Here are more details about the fantastic charity that we are supporting:
‘Around seven young people aged between 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK. They need expert treatment and support from the moment they hear the word ‘cancer.’ We’re the only charity dedicated to making this happen.
We create world-class cancer services for young people in the UK, providing life-changing care and support so young people don’t have to face cancer alone.
Over 28 years we’ve learnt a lot about what it’s like to be a young person with cancer and the unique emotional, physical and practical needs that come with a diagnosis.
Before our first unit opened in 1990, there was no specialist cancer care for young people offered within the NHS. Now there are 28 specialist units and teams of expert nurses and youth support staff in NHS hospitals across the UK, offering young people with cancer the very best care and support from the moment they are diagnosed.‘
Please support the Mount Cook team in their training and fundraising challenges by donating what you feel you can towards helping young people with Cancer.