Cadogan Tate Fine Art Team Completes Trailwalker Challenge
The staff at Cadogan Tate Fine Art London are not afraid of a challenge. A team of four Cadogan Tate staff members (Victoria, Emily, Charlotte and Alessandro) recently walked 100km within 30 hours, in aid of Oxfam and Gurkha Welfare Trust.
The challenge started at 9am at the Queen Elizabeth Country Park, near Waterlooville and from there, the team (nicknamed ‘The Pickles’), navigated their way through the hills of the South Downs and onto the Brighton Racecourse at the 27-hour mark despite temperatures exceeding 28C during the day.
Along the way The Pickles were assisted by colleagues Dan and Louise with food, drinks, fresh socks and an extra boost of morale. Team member Emily commented on the team name choice: “We wanted to be called The Gherkins because the event was in aid of The Ghurka Welfare Trust and Oxfam, but the name was taken. It was a spur of the moment decision to be called The Pickles, but it wasn’t the silliest name we heard all weekend!” Sadly, Vicky picked up an injury at the 60km mark and was unable to continue, however this gave the team a little extra encouragement to make it to the finish line.
The event saw 304 teams enter the challenge in aid of Oxfam and the Gurkha Welfare Trust, a charity that provides financial, medical and community aid to Gurkha ex-servicemen of the British Crown and their families.
The total raised by the team currently stands at just over £1,200. If you would like to show your support and donate to the team, just click here to visit their JustGiving page.
Information correct at time of publication