Wogeners complete 24 peaks challenge

September 20, 2019

In June a team from Wogen Resources took on the 24 peaks challenge raising over  �8,000 for the Centre. Participant  and Group Finance Director James Macfarlane tells us more.

On the 8th and 9th of June a team of Wogeners completed a gruelling two day 24 peaks hiking challenge in the lake district in Northern England. The mood of the first day was quickly set after the first 1km when we encountered a river with a broken bridge which we had to wade through leaving us with wet boots and socks for the day. We didn't let this phase us and battling against appalling weather conditions including lashing rain, hail, very strong winds and a low cloud base with near zero visibility, we stuck to our task over a long and very trying day completing 10 of the peaks.  Then, despite many aches and pains, we took on the second day with true grit and won through to reach the summit of 14 peaks, successfully completing the challenge in 24 hours of hiking. The total distance walked came in at 57km with a total elevation gain of 4,000 meters.

This was a very hard challenge both physically and mentally - the amount of effort put in by the team to complete it cannot be under estimated.  It was quite possibly the hardest thing many if not all of the team members have ever done.

We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all who sponsored us, your support and generosity really helped drive us forward throughout the challenge.  Nearly 130 individual and corporate donations were made and together with the matching contribution from the Wogen Anniversary Trust we raised  £33,500 surpassing our target of  £20,000.  This will be split between four chosen charities including the Cardinal Hume Centre. This is a wonderful achievement of which the team is justly proud and for which our chosen charities are extremely grateful.  

Written by James Macfarlane Group Finance Director and 24 Peak participant.

The Cardinal Hume Centre would like to say a huge thank you to James and the team for taking on this tremendous challenge and raising over  £8,000 to support our work.