A team of our own staff have stepped up to support Lincoln City Foundation and are set to take on a ‘strenuously hard’ 12-hour fundraising walking challenge in the Lake District.
The ‘Old Crown Round’ is a unique and challenging walk which starts and finishes by the Old Crown pub in Hesket Newmarket, near Calbeck in Cumbria. The 26-mile route includes 7200 feet (2200m) of ascent, tackles eight Lakeland fell tops, requires navigating pathless terrain, as well as passing through bogs and a knee-deep river crossing. The team will aim to complete this test in under 12 hours – and hopefully make it back to the pub in time for a well-earned drink! In order to prepare for the Old Crown Round, the team will also be taking part in a series of group training walks in the lead up to the challenge date on Saturday 5th June 2021.These walks will be led by Mountain and Moor Adventures a provider of guided walking in the UK, who will also be supporting the group on the challenge day itself. Danny Carter, BTEC Tutor at the Foundation, and one of the staff members signed up to take on the challenge said; ‘The Old Crown Round really appealed to us as it’s something unique and different compared to some of the more well-known walking challenges. It will test us all, no matter how fit we feel we are now and is certainly not within our comfort zones!’ The team’s efforts will raise funds to support the Foundation to continue to inspire, empower, and help individuals and communities across Lincolnshire to improve their physical, social, and mental wellbeing. Alice Carter, Senior Community Organiser at the Foundation and also taking on the challenge added; ‘2020 has been a difficult year for many charities, and as employees of the Foundation, we know directly how tough it has been for us to keep connected to those in need of our support. As a group, we decided we wanted to do our bit to ensure the Foundation can still reach out and make a difference to people’s lives’ In the months ahead the team will be sharing some of their training and documenting their journey to get the mountain ready! They would love to have the support of our #TeamFoundation network to motivate them across the miles. To donate to the team please visit the team just giving page Would you like to take on your own challenge in aid of the Foundation? Contact us to find out more. #OldCrownRound #TeamFoundation