Tri-Ultimate Guernsey Challenge to raise funds for Hope for a Child on 30 June 2013

March 30th, 2013 by Hope for a Child

Tri-Ultimate Guernsey will take place on Sunday 30 June 2013 to benefit Hope for a Child.

Pembroke beach, Guernsey (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Pembroke beach, Guernsey (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

The charity fundraising challenge will see individuals and teams swim two laps of Pembroke Bay, complete a circuit of the island by bicycle, finishing with a run or walk following the same route.

The event has been sponsored by Next Generation IT.

Emily Wild, Hope for a Child’s Fundraising Events Manager said “my father was looking for a new fitness challenge and I was looking for a new fundraising event for Hope for a Child and so we came up with the idea of an ultimate sporting challenge.”

“These type of ultimate events are really popular in the UK with people pushing themselves to the limit to raise money for charity and we hope to make Tri-Ultimate Guernsey just as successful,” she said.

“The primary objective of the event is fundraising. For teams it should be a fun event that can be broken down into achievable sections, and for those individuals who want a physical challenge, the whole event will raise the bar for them.”

“Our aim is for every participant to raise at least £100 and thanks to the sponsorship of Next Generation IT, we can ensure that the money raised can be used by Hope for a Child to carry on its essential work,” she said.

Miss Wild said that Hope for a Child aims to promote the welfare of children in Africa by empowering mothers to become financially secure.

“Through community based savings and loans groups we help women to earn improved, sustainable incomes so that they and their children are able to live lives characterised increasingly by freedom, dignity and hope,” Miss Wild said.

“Our hope for Tri-Ultimate Guernsey is that individuals and teams of friends, family and colleagues can take part in what will be a challenging but enjoyable event and make a real difference to people who need our help.”

The challenge can be completed by individuals or teams of up to 10. There is an entry fee of £15 per person and each participant will be encouraged to raise £100 or more.

Next Generation IT director Jason Connolly said he encourages as many islanders as possible to take part.

“Guernsey people are known for their love of sport and outdoor activities so this is the perfect way to push yourself to the maximum, have fun and raise valuable funds for a local charity carrying out invaluable work in Africa. Next Generation IT is proud to be involved with the inaugural ‘Tri-Ultimate Guernsey’ and thanks every participant for their contribution.”

More information about the event can be found on the Tri-Ultimate Guernsey website or by emailing [email protected]

(please click on logo to go to the Tri-Ultimate Guernsey website for more details)

(please click on the logo to go to the Tri-Ultimate Guernsey website for more information about this fun fundraising event)

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