24 Peaks: Reflecting on the view from the top
Posted on 03 February 2015 by Lydia
It’s been a few months since Acre embarked on the 24 Peak Challenge, which has allowed for reflection on all the events, training, hard work and activities that took place to get us to the top of the final peak in the Lake District last September. Alongside the hike itself, I feel an overwhelming sense of pride in what the team has achieved – financially, emotionally and physically. We all had very different perceptions as to how tough this challenge would be, with most people never having taken on such a feat. However, the comradery that shone through, alongside the sense of achievement once it was completed was unmistakeable.
In total we raised £10,634.84 for Great Ormond Street Hospital – a phenomenal achievement which surpassed our initial fundraising target. We would like to thank GOSH for the support they gave us throughout the year, alongside Exped Adventure for safely getting everyone up and down 24 Peaks (including providing support during the build up, providing dietary, equipment and training advice), the whole Acre team for keeping our spirits high, the personal trainers, and all the supporters who came to our events (friends, family, clients and candidates), without who this challenge would not have been possible.
Some words from GOSH:
We are delighted that staff from Acre Resources Ltd have raised such a fantastic amount for us through a comedy night, 24 Peaks Challenge and other events.
This fantastic donation will help to make a big difference for children at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Acre’s support is helping us pay for specialist equipment and to redevelop the hospital, so that we can treat more patients in comfortable, spacious wards with room for mum, dad or a carer to stay by their side. Generous gifts like this mean that we can support research into cures and treatments for childhood diseases which will benefit children all over the world.
Without the fantastic support of companies like Acre and their staff, Great Ormond Street Hospital wouldn’t be able to continue providing world class care to thousands of children every year.