Foundation Trustee takes on fundraising challenge

Peak District National Park Foundation trustee Alex Waddington is taking part in an exciting fundraising challenge later this month. Organised by Freshwalks and Tink Adventures, The Seven Trigs Challenge will start in Hayfield and explore the three trig points on Kinder Scout, Win Hill, Lose Hill, Mam Tor & Brown Knoll across a 42km route involving 1600m+ of ascent.

Michael Di Paola of Freshwalks comments ‘We’re collaborating with Tink Adventures to deliver a summer charity challenge walk in support of the Peak District National Park Foundation. We share their belief that the Peak District National Park should be enjoyed and protected for everyone forever. This should be a really special event!’

Alex Waddington on a bike holding up a bag of litter collected on the longest day around the Peak District

Alex Waddington is not afraid of a fundraising challenge having previously taken on a longest day litter pick across the Park by bike to raise over £1,500 for the Foundation. Alex comments ‘I am delighted to be joining the Freshwalks and Tinks Adventures group for the Seven Trigs Challenge. I‘ve had the pleasure of going on several Freshwalks in the past and know that Michael and the team always put on a professional and rewarding event!’

Alex will be using the Seven Trigs Challenge as a warm-up for the famous Bullock Smithy Hike in early September – a 57-mile hike around the Peak District, which must be completed in under 24 hours.

To find out more about the Seven Trigs Challenge visit the website here.

Donations made to the challenge will go towards the Peak District National Park Foundation’s Connect Recover Thrive campaign. The campaign will help people to recover and thrive by connecting them to the National Park to help them to experience the joy of nature. The campaign will also join up habitats, restore nature and create thriving landscapes, supporting an environment which contributes to the fight against climate change.

To sponsor Alex and the other Seven Trigs Challenge walkers visit their fundraising page here.

Freshwalks creates closer business connections and promotes wellbeing to boost resilience, inspire creative thinking and bring balance to busy working lives. To find out more about Freshwalks visit their website here.