On 21st September 2019, a few of the Ruark Audio team will be taking things to a whole new height, literally!
Some may call us brave, some may call us crazy, but one thing is for sure… in 7 months' time, we will be undertaking the National Three Peaks Challenge in just 24 hours!
The team consists of Alan, Neil, Richard, Topaz, Jan, Ed, Jason and David, and although we are a sporty bunch, none of us have ever taken on a challenge like this before!
The National Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing the three highest peaks across England, Scotland and Wales, which are Scafell Pike, Ben Nevis and Snowdonia. The time to complete the challenge varies, but we have chosen to take the tough route and aim to complete all 3 within 24 hours. That’s a total walking distance of 23 miles, a total ascent of 3064 metres (10,052 ft) and a total driving distance of 462 miles – who’s idea was this again?!
As this is such a huge accomplishment we have decided to raise money for a fantastic Charity who we have worked with on a few projects in the past, Nordoff Robbins. You may recall our Limited Edition Orange Nordoff Robbin branded R1’s a few years back or seen our White R1’s that were signed by a number of great artists at the Silver Clef Awards and then donated.
Nordoff Robbins is the largest independent music therapy charity in the UK, and they are dedicated to changing the lives of vulnerable
and isolated people through the power of music. Not only do they support thousands of people through their own centres, but they also work in partnership with a number of care homes, schools and hospitals. Every £10 donated could pay for a musical instrument, giving non-verbal children and adults the tools to express themselves, every £20 could provide a music therapy group session allowing a person living with dementia the chance to communicate with loved ones, and every £50 could help them bring joy and comfort to a child
in hospital with a one-to-one music session.
Now that the challenge is booked, it officially gets real. No more laughing and joking about who’s going to get stuck at the top of the
mountain, or who’s going to suffer the most, now we get serious. (Who are we kidding?)
Over the coming months, we will be training hard, ensuring our calves are as strong as Arnie’s and our minds are prepared for the gruelling 24 hours, we in no way underestimate this challenge and know that if we want to complete it we have to knuckle down. We invite you to come along on our journey through our series of articles and videos!
You can follow our training by searching #Ruarkto3Peaks.
Wish us luck!
If you would like to support us by donating it would mean the World to us!
The Ruark Team x
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