There are children who need outdoor adventure to overcome disadvantages – we’re helping
by <a href="" target="_self">Stephanie Briggs</a>

by Stephanie Briggs

17 September, 2020

Abbie with partner Finn, Brecon Beacons

We’ve got the poles – thanks LEKI – we’ve got the route, the gear and the sponsorship (thank you!).  Now we just need the weather.  Thanks everyone who has donated. If you haven’t and want to click here.  It’s a super good cause – check it out Youth Adventure Trust here. We’re itching to get those peaks climbed, want to see how excited we are? Read below …

Abbie Baynes is blown away by the fund-raising …

“Wow, the rescheduled date has definitely come around fast! I’m excited about participating in the 10 Peaks Challenge. The Brecon Beacons are a beautiful part of Wales so it’s guaranteed to be a breath-taking hike. Rain or shine. It’s a long way with a lot of elevation. However, we raised above and beyond the full £1,500 target for the Youth Adventure Trust and that’s motivation enough!”

Stephanie in the Brecon Beacons

Stephanie Briggs is drawing on her Brownie skills for inspiration …

“Yesterday I walked 12 miles of the Brecon Beacons.  It was grueling.  Do you know what kept me going?  I kept coming back to 1977 when I was a Brownie and walked 10 miles for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee.  My Clarks shoes, a woolly bobble hat, and BHS knee-high socks saw me through that day.   So, if Brownie Stephanie can walk 10 miles in a polyester dress and plasters, I can ace 21 miles in three-season boots, Darn Tough socks, and Polartec NeoShell.  What’s more, it’s for a super good cause. And the bonus? I’ll have the lovely Spring PR Team by my side, supporting, coaxing, and generally keeping the mood upbeat and positive.”

Helen Hyde walking in the Wiltshire Woods.

Helen Hyde can’t wait to get back to her roots …

“The chance to spend the day in the Brecon Beacons is incredibly exciting for me. I used to live in Wales and really miss the stunning landscape. Just hoping it doesn’t tip it down all day. That can become a little miserable, especially halfway through a challenge like this when you’re just having to put your head down and slog on. I’m a little worried about the distance, but I think our team mentality will keep us going.  Overall the opportunity for fresh air, with good company, in the great countryside, supporting an incredibly worthy cause is really appealing”

Jo with partner, Andy, Castle Coombe.

Walking is one of Jo Lowe‘s favourite past times so this is right up her street …

“I love walking!  Every chance I get I grab my super comfy AKU boots and head out with my partner Andy and dog Jembo. We discover new routes around where we live in Wiltshire.  I’ve never walked 21 miles before though, never mind taking into account the 10 peaks we’ll be conquering. Feeling a little apprehensive to tell you the truth, but we’re doing this for a great cause. Sure, as a team, we’ll encourage each other and have a few laughs along the way.”

Naomi in the Brecon Beacons

Naomi Prictor has run the London Marathon so is confident she’ll pull it off …

Naomi Prictor says: “I love a good challenge so I’m really looking forward to pushing myself during our upcoming 10 Peaks challenge. After running the London Marathon a couple of years ago, I realised just how much your body is capable of when you put your mind to it. It will be great to spend some time with the team, especially as we have all been working from home since the start of the year and I’m sure that we’ll get each other through the 21 miles with lots of chatting and laughter.”

The Youth Adventure Trust’s 10 Peak Challenge is being sponsored by Ellis Brigham.


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