BB supporters regularly find creative ways of fundraising for our projects, but this week we were delighted to hear about one of the toughest and most impressive fundraising challenges ever carried out in the name of FBB. A group of Network Rail staff completed the difficult Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge, a 24 mile route that incorporates the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, raising over £2000 for FBB in the process – with their work colleagues, friends and family all making generous donations to their JustGiving page.
What made them choose to support FBB?
Back in February, members of Network Rail’s Accelerated Leaders Programme took part in a 2 day event run by Leaders’ Quest which involved visiting 3 different organisations – one of which was Football Beyond Borders. Those that visited FBB’s school project at Archbishop Lanfranc academy were very moved by the work that we do with young people, and a group of them decided they would take on a fundraising challenge to support our work.
“It was harder than we anticipated, but as a team we pulled together for a worthy cause.”
“I can’t pretend it wasn’t difficult — it took 10 hours 26 minutes — but it was a hugely worthwhile experience and one we will never forget.”
“Within the first 30 minutes of starting the walk, it hit us that the challenge was going to be much tougher than any of us had anticipated. It was a mental challenge all the way up to the half way point as we all toyed with the idea of turning back before we walked too far… There was lots of positive team spirit and banter, knowing we were doing this for such a good cause, and this kept us all going right to the very end!”
Thanks from FBB
We would like to extend our thanks to to Ross Webb & Greg Sugden for organising the day, to all the other Network Rail staff who took part in the challenge, and finally to all their colleagues, friends and family who sponsored them so generously. The money fundraised will be crucial in helping us extend our FBB Schools programme so that we can support more young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve their academic and sporting goals.
If you would like to fundraise for FBB by running a marathon or completing a challenge, you can do so from our JustGiving profile here.