Denwa doubles £1,000 target for sponsored charity walk
After enduring more than thirteen straight hours of scorching hot weather, blistered feet and sunburnt skin, Denwa has succeeded in its 2014 Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.Organised in order to help raise funds for North West Blood Bikes Lancs & Lakes, all participants taking part in the 24.5 mile trek through the Yorkshire National Park showed great strength and team spirit as they willed each other on from the 7.45am start right through to the 9.30pm finish, 13 hours and 45mins later.
As temperatures soared up to around 24 degrees, completing the challenge was no easy task and many of those involved actually found themselves rather envious of Denwa managing director, Rob Scott, who had agreed to do the entire walk in his underpants if donations reached £1,000.Thanks to a massive response from the friends and family of those taking part in the event, along with a series of generous donations from Thorne Access & Security, Panaz, KPMG, David J Miller, Haworths Accountants, Marbill Developments, David Roberts, Xarios, Short CGI, Trust Distribution and BBC Superfactors, Rob’s £1,000 target was not only smashed but doubled.
Commenting on the walk, event organiser and Denwa web developer, Dan Moore, stated: “Massive congratulations to everyone who took part in the walk. Nobody expected that kind of heat and I’m just really proud that we all managed to make it through to the end without melting." Rob Scott added: “Really pleased with the outcome of this event. If I’d have known that walking around the countryside in my underpants would encourage such generosity and willingness to help others I’d have started doing it a long time ago!"