Published On: Tue, Sep 19th, 2017

Paddle2Pedal team arrive at Hope House in Oswestry to complete their 7-day challenge

On Saturday 26th August, the Paddle2Pedal team arrived at Hope House in Oswestry to complete their 7-day canoeing, cycling and abseiling challenge, which saw them cover 220 miles, climbing 7,200 uphill and 135ft Abseil straight down.

Gary Morton comments:  “What a huge success! This was the first all-female challenge GM Fundraising has ever organised and the 12-strong team certainly gave the boys a run for their money, myself included.  Over the 20 years of GM Fundraising, and with all the events we have organised, you develop certain expectations of an inaugural event but the girls smashed it in every way.  The camaraderie and team ethic was so strong; each and every member dug deep, pulled through and supported each other to do the same.

“So far the team have raised over £90,000 – a phenomenal amount and the most ever from an inaugural event.  But they don’t want to stop there – we’re aiming for £100,000.  If anyone hasn’t supported them yet, I urge you to do so: this is a very worthy team taking part in a challenge for a very worthy cause and every little helps.”

The team consisted: Clare O’Hara (Epwin Group), Katrina Earl (Epwin Group), Christina Shaw (Glass News), Natasha Erskine (GGF), Charlotte Davies (Edgetech), Sarah Ball (Balls2Marketing), Tina Moorhouse (Oakland Glass), Deborah Hendry (Kolorseal), Amy Perrin (Quickslide), Helen Noble (Liniar), Nikki Dunbar (Liniar) & Sioned Webb (ALUK).

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