A team of nine colleagues at Kreston Reeves are taking part in a challenge to hike 50km in one day, to raise funds for charities in the South East.
This is part of the Kreston Reeves ‘Foundation Fifty’ challenge, which asks the team to undertake fundraising challenges with the theme of fifty throughout the months of March, April and May 2021, to support its local office charities.
The challenges so far have ranged from baking 50 cakes, growing 50 different types of seedlings and holding a scavenger hunt to find 50 unusual objects.
The 50km team plans to start their walk at dawn on 22 May. The group will set off on their hike which includes scaling the highest peak in the Lake District, Scafell Pike – covering a total distance of 50 kilometres.
Sarah Ediss, partner at Kreston Reeves said: “We are raising money for the Kreston Reeves Foundation which makes donations to our Office Charities of the Year.
“This is going to be very challenging as Scafell Pike is the tallest mountain in England, so we are not only covering 50km in distance, but also climbing this mountain on the same day.”
She added: “We anticipate we will be walking for over 15 hours and quite possibly ending the day in the dark with head torches leading us home. We have all been in training and working hard in preparation but this will be a considerable challenge for all of us.”