The Teenage Cancer Trust and Treetop Trek are celebrating after raising nearly £2,500 at the Brockhole-based attraction with their Treetop Team Challenge event where teams of intrepid local people braved the course facing a series of additional challenges.
This December’s challenge saw teams of six take on the 15-metre-high adventure through the treetops, with one of each team doing so without being able to see where they were going – with only the voices of their team-mate to guide them.
Another pair had to attempt the trek 3-legged whilst others were tasked with collecting stars hidden along the trek. All teams were invited to complete the course in fancy dress – before flying through the air on the 250-metre zip wire finale, with the added challenge of holding a cup of water on the way down – without spilling it.
Treetop Trek Managing Director Mike Turner says, “We’re very pleased at the total raised so far and we’ve still got donations coming in, so a massive well done to all of you for your fantastic fundraising efforts. We really appreciate you all taking the time to come and take part.”
Emma Cross, North West Regional Fundraiser at the Teenage Cancer Trust, says, “Thanks to everyone who took part in this challenge and raised this amazing amount of money. Every penny raised will help us to support teenagers and young adults facing a diagnosis of cancer. There is never a good time to get cancer, but for a young person the timing seems particularly cruel.
“At the moment, for every young person we help, there is another we can’t, which is why we are so very grateful to have the support from partners such as Treetop Trek. Money raised will help us in our goal to reach all young people aged 13 -24 diagnosed with cancer with our life changing care, wherever they live”.