As a proud supporter of the Royal British Legion, here at Warner Leisure Hotels we encourage our teams to get involved in as many fundraising activities as possible….and haven’t they done us proud?! In the last two months alone our fabulous teams from Warner Hotels around the UK have raised a huge £5736 for this very deserving cause, a fantastic achievement for all those involved!
The challenges so far have definitely had an ‘at height’ theme to them with the Team from Nidd Hall kicking things off by climbing Mt. Olympus – the highest mountain in Cyprus which stands a whopping 1,952 metres tall! Despite a severe snow storm hampering their efforts forcing them to retreat on their first try; they battled on to reach the summit on the second day of their trek.
Next up to face an incredible mountain trek was the dedicated team from Bembridge Coast who climbed not one, not two, but three mountains in under 24 hours (23 hours and 58 minutes to be precise!) Again not all went to plan with the team having to take a 50 mile detour between Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike due to the closure of a main road. But they kept on pushing finally running the last 2 miles to finish the 3-peaks challenge within the time limit reaching the summit of Snowdon with just 2 minutes to spare…..amazing effort!
Last but by no means least we have team Bodelwyddan Castle who flew through the welsh countryside on the highest zipwire in Europe! Harnessed it in to what can only be described as a bright red cocoon the team sped down the wire at speeds of up to 100mph…what a ride! The team loved every minute of their high-flying challenge and are geared up for the next feat!
It goes without saying that our teams really pushed themselves out of their comfort zones to complete these challenges, but it was the support of all the people that kindly donated to the cause that really made these adventures worthwhile!
So on behalf of Warner Leisure Hotels we’d like to say a huge thank you to all those that donated!
But the question is….what challenge is next?!