Two extraordinary Falco colleagues embarked on a remarkable journey on Saturday 22nd July, conquering the challenging Macmillan Peak District Mighty Hike and raising over £1,400 in the process.
Braving heavy showers, Managing Director, Rob Harper and Sales Office Manager, Bryan Duggan, fearlessly embraced the challenge ahead – a gruelling 26.7 mile hike through the Peak District National Park – most famous for its rocky escarpments and ridges to mini mountains and rolling moorland.
Starting and finishing at Bakewell Showground, the full marathon is a circular route encompassing the many beautiful and dramatic scenes the National Park has to offer. Rob and Bryan hiked the picturesque trails from Darley Moor to Bakewell, scrambled the Pennines and scaled the hills and dales, past the majestic Dovedale stepping stones. With its rolling terrain, this challenging route demanded resilience as they ascended a staggering total elevation of 2,329ft.
Their unwavering commitment persisted for an impressive 9 hours and 10 minutes, during which they rallied generous support, raising substantial funds for the invaluable cause of Macmillan Cancer Support. The entire Falco UK workforce bursts with pride, celebrating their incredible achievement!
Commenting on the incredible achievement, Rob added “This was a real challenge! I can be honest and say that I was feeling the effects by the time we reached the finish line, I am very proud of our achievement and Falco will happily double the monies raised to enable Macmillan Cancer Support to continue to provide the valuable help when needed. We now pass the Batton to our Colleague Netty, who takes part in a 5k mud run - the next charity fund raising event in the Falco calendar”.
Macmillan Cancer Support runs many events throughout the year to encourage interaction, support, fundraising and to raise awareness of its work. Macmillan’s work is a lifeline to many families throughout the UK.