Yodel teams champion WWTW’s Cumbrian Challenge
Not only have Yodel Ops exceeded the £2k goal since completing the challenge, but they have also raised an incredible £6,825 so far, taking them to the top of the fundraising leader board.
The 8th Walking With The Wounded (‘WWTW’) Cumbrian Challenge took place within the rolling hills of the Lake District on 11th September 2021. In total, 179 teams and 600+ fundraisers came together to take on the challenge, alongside ex-military beneficiaries from the charity’s programmes. Multiple Teams from Yodel, spanning the country and a variety of roles also took on this year’s challenge. The event provided individuals with the opportunity to make lasting memories in Cumbria, whilst raising money for an extremely important cause.
Over the past 18 months, WWTW has continued to support veterans and their families who have suffered enormously from the pandemic. Fortunately, due to outstanding involvement and commitment from so many individuals taking part in this year’s challenge, a total of over £200,000 has been raised for the charity and this number is only increasing!
Teams of three or four embarked on three routes across the Cumbrian mountains: Peak (10km, 900m ascent), Tough (22km 1350m ascent) and Tougher (29km 1900m ascent). Every team that signed up to the challenge raised a minimum of £2,000 to support WWTW’s programmes.
Keen to take on this year’s challenge were seven teams from Yodel, one of WWTW’s valued Employment Partners. The seven teams consisted of: Yodel Ops, North Wales Biguns, Leave No Geek Behind, The DAF-t Mercs, Lost In Transit, Walkers with a Couse, and Wallis and his Gromits.
The seven teams have collectively raised an astonishing £18,283.50 so far with, all proceeds going towards vital funds for WWTW, to support ex-military.
Not only have Yodel Ops exceeded the £2k goal since completing the challenge, but they have also raised an incredible £6,825 so far, taking them to the top of the fundraising leader board. A huge congratulations especially to Yodel’s General Manager, Simon Hume, from team Yodel Ops, who has been marked as the highest fundraising individual in our 8th Cumbrian Challenge. Simon raised £4717.44 for the charity, which will make a huge difference to the impact and accessibility of WWTW’s programmes.
WWTW Events Manager, James Davis, said: “There is nothing quite like the Cumbrian Challenge. Each team that takes part in the Cumbrian Challenge and raises funds, enables WWTW to support more veterans and their family members.”
Fergus Williams, CEO of WWTW, added: “Events like the Cumbrian Challenge present a fantastic opportunity for us to meet our supporters, raise vital funds for the charity and give our supporters a chance to find out more about us and hear directly from the staff on the front line who deliver our services.”
Thank you to everyone at Yodel for taking part and fundraising an incredible sum of money to support WWTW’s crucial work, as well as all the other teams and fundraisers who took part. We could not help as many veterans as we do without everyone’s continuous support at these challenges. We hope to see you again next year!
If you think you have what it takes to take on the Cumbrian Challenge
and want to show your support for WWTW’s work, register for our next challenge,
taking place in May 2022: https://bit.ly/3vv3ugE