A group of 11 local friends are taking on the Mighty Hike Peak challenge 25th July in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
The Mighty Hike is a 26-mile walk across the beautiful challenging hilly terrain of the Peak District. Inspiration for the group to take on this crazy challenge is just how many of those within the group have been touched by cancer either personally or through family and friends. This is a challenge with a difference as some of the group are seasoned runners therefore walking is not their normal activity.
Walking sounds easy, but it uses many different muscles and given the distance, it will mean a very long time on their feet.
The 11 members taking part are made up of five ladies from Clifton, one person from Gotham, one from Radcliffe, a Ruddington resident, one from Burton Joyce and two from Barton In Fabis. The group of Nottingham hikers together make up an incredible team effort to support this great cause.
To date, the group have completed two preparatory walks in the craziest of weather including Sunday 9th February when the UK was hit by storm Ciara and they faced rain, hail and gale force winds, all of which made the 13 mile walk a joyous occasion.
The team have a minimum of £2750 to raise between them by July and have now reached the halfway point to date. Fundraising so far has included hamper raffles, a supermarket bag pack and the traditional asking family members, friends and work colleagues. Future fundraising events include a cake sale at the Beeston parkrun to celebrate International Women’s Day on the 7th March, a table top sale and a Social 5km fun run / Walk in June which ends with Pizza.
If you wish to support these slightly crazy but determined ladies on their challenge you can donate directly to their JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/team/Solemates1