Team Loc8me completes iconic Three Peaks Challenge
Group offices come together to raise over £4,000 in the first event for the new Charitable Foundation
Following almost 18 months of enforced separation, a team of 11 hardy souls from Loc8me offices around the country came together to raise money for amazing charities by conquering the infamous Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.
The two chosen charities are close to the hearts of everyone within Loc8me and beyond. The COVID pandemic has had a huge impact on the nation’s mental wellbeing and as the national charity assisting those looking for help with their mental health, MIND felt like an obvious choice to support. Team Loc8me also wanted to help out those closer to their head office home in Loughborough, and Wishes4Kids is a Leicestershire-based charity that provides once-in-a-lifetime experiences for terminally ill children.
As a national company, with a number of offices that had worked for so long under lockdown restrictions, the Loc8me team wanted to create an event that all sites could join together to participate in. It was also decided that this challenging team event should represent a beginning for the company and mark the creation of a Loc8me Foundation that will raise much-needed funds for chosen charities, across a number of events, each year.
For many of the team, the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge was already a ‘Bucket List’ event. This spectacular part of the country is also a fantastic location for staff from the Midlands, London, the North West and the East Coast to come together. The aim of this test is to complete the three peaks of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in under 12 hours. A team of 11 walkers took it on and blessed with glorious summer weather, completed the challenge with half an hour to spare – and a mightily impressive collection of blisters and tan lines!
Leader of Team Loc8me, Dillian Dattani, said: “We are proud to have completed this tough challenge in aid of two fantastic causes. We have all been blown away by the support and generous donations we have received from friends, family, business colleagues, tenants and landlords. The lockdowns have been tough on everybody, mentally and physically, and we chose an event that would challenge us and really us to pull together and be motivated us as a team. It was a great experience and as a company, we look forward to The Loc8me Foundation growing into something of which we can all be proud.”
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The link to the Loc8me Yorkshire Peaks Fundraising page is: