194 Miles hailed an Amazing Achievement
Recently individuals we support came together to organise and participate in their biggest fundraising challenge event to date. Five days hiking through all weathers in rugged countryside not far from their home in Dunblane, Stirlingshire.
Clare House – Gretton Homes, part of the Consensus family of Services, which provides specialist care for sufferers of Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) has been supporting people with PWS since 1982 and regularly fundraises for the PWSA charity.
The amazing members of the Team have written a short diary of their adventures;
At the end of Day One the team had covered 11 miles.
David said “The hike is good. I enjoyed it. It’s a good walk, and the scenery is good. The weather was fine and we didn’t get rained on. I am going to try to keep going over Friday and the weekend. I will be very proud if I can achieve this as it’s 53 miles if I manage it. I can’t do Monday though because I’m going out.”
Day Two saw the intrepid explorers cover another 11 and half miles around Loch Venachar and Loch Achray. They also walked up Ben Ledi. The highest peak on the climb on this day was 879 meters above sea level!
Hike organiser and Support Worker Paul Drysdale said on Day Three;
“The walk is going really well. Everyone is working hard, understands what they are doing and why they are doing it and the effort being put in is exemplary. Everyone involved is working as a team and we end the day with a great sense of achievement.”
Over the weekend the hike continued in glorious sunshine, terrible rain, and even thunder.
As you might imagine we are immensely proud of everyone who has taken part. They each achieved some amazing miles on foot.
Belle – 53 miles walked
David – 53 miles walked
Hannah – 42 miles walked
Jo – 25 miles walked
Susan – 21 miles walked
At the end of the hike the team camped out to celebrate the completion of the hike and the fantastic £508 they raised through their enormous efforts.