Oktra North conquer National Three Peaks Challenge for the Association
A team from Oktra North, workplace designers for the MND Association’s office move, have raised over £5,000 for the Association after taking on the National Three Peaks challenge in September 2019.
They chose to lace up their walking boots and raise money after being moved by the Association’s work.
The team from Oktra said:
“When we started working with MND Association to design and build their new workspace, we learnt more about the work they do and how committed they are to improving the lives of people with MND. Their team are caring, supportive and passionate, and our project team felt a deep sense of commitment to really deliver for them.”
The National Three Peaks Challenge sees participants climb the highest mountains of England, Scotland and Wales within 24 hours. The total walking distance is 37km, the total ascent is 3064m and the total driving distance is 462 miles.
“Completing the Three Peaks Challenge was an amazing experience that the project team still reminisce about. There were, inevitably, some incredible highs and lows (no pun intended), and things didn’t go completely to plan. Our van hit a rock at the base of Scafell Pike and the wheel bent, so we didn’t think we’d be able to complete the challenge under 24 hours.
Regardless, we decided to carry on and climb the peak. By the time we reached the base our Creative Director, Sean Espinasse, had repaired the van and we managed to complete the challenge within the time limit!
It was a fantastic experience, and knowing that we raised £5,000 for such a great cause fills us all with a sense of pride.”
Ben Sharpe, Philanthropy and Partnerships Manager for MND Association added:
“We were thrilled to be supported by the team from Oktra North as they took on the National Three Peaks Challenge. Without the support of companies like Oktra North it wouldn’t be possible to for us to provide our care services or invest in ground-breaking research to one day find a cure for this terrible disease.”