Edwards Atlas win the Corporate Challenge for a second year!21 September, 2009
Thirteen brave teams from businesses throughout the South West went head to head through a series of extreme challenges including a complex mountain biking route, a challenging kayaking course and worked together to solve the clues and riddles along the way until they reached the finish line!
Popular TV presenter Noel Edmonds, who is a patron of Children’s Hospice South West, officially started the 2009 Corporate Challenge and competition between the teams was fierce, but the Atlas team from Edwards was victorious once again and walked away with the 2009 Corporate Challenge Cup.
Paul Towse, Edwards Atlas Team Captain says:
"We really enjoy the Corporate Challenge. Its nice to know that by us running ourselves ragged on Exmoor we are raising thousands of pounds for a fantastic charity. Having now won it two years in a row we will of course have to be back next year to try and defend our crown and hopefully bring a few more Edwards teams with us from different sites. The format of this years event seemed strange at first because the focus was not so much on the race element of the event but it soon became clear after the mountain biking and orienteering that this year was alot tougher than 2008. Every member of Edwards Atlas has a bit of a funny walk today due to various aches and pains!"
With sponsorship still being collected, it is estimated that this years event has raised over £23,000 for Children’s Hospice South West, a charity that provides respite, palliative and end-of-life care for life-limited children and support to their families here in the South West.
Lucy Knight, Corporate Partnerships fundraiser for Children’s Hospice South West is delighted by the amount raised at this years Corporate Challenge:
“I am delighted by the amount of sponsorship raised for the Corporate Challenge 2009! I have been overwhelmed by the effort the teams put in to ensure they raised the vital funds and of course the hard work that went into training for the day. It really was a huge success and there were lots of smiles at the end of the day – though the participants may be feeling a little sore today! We are looking forward to the Corporate Challenge 2010 and hope the teams from this year will be back again along with teams from other businesses who have not yet taken part in the exciting event!”
Local companies from across the South West also supported the event by supplying items. These included Cadbury, Arco, Xtreme Offroad, DJ Miles, Stage Electrics, Eat Natural, The Outer Edge, Millies Cookies, Wimbleball Lake, Active Exmoor, Cotswold Spring!
For more information on Children’s Hospice South West’s Corporate Challenge 2010 please call 01275 866600, visit www.chsw.org.uk or email email@example.com