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Join forces at Military vs Cancer’s Peak District Challenge

We’re thrilled to announce the return of the highly anticipated Peak District Challenge, brought to you by Military vs Cancer, in association with The Be11aJS Foundation and Mindful Walks NE. Back by popular demand, this three-day extravaganza promises a weekend filled with camaraderie, adventure, and heartfelt fundraising efforts, all in support of our brave military personnel battling cancer, and their families.

Thornbridge Outdoors, nestled amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the Peak District, will open its doors to guests from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 May. With its serene surroundings and sprawling 30-acre grounds, the venue provides the perfect backdrop for our gathering of like-minded individuals, groups, and corporate sponsors.

And our jam-packed itinerary is designed to cater to all tastes and interests. On Friday, we’ll kick things off with a networking event, where old friendships will be rekindled and new connections forged, setting the stage for an unforgettable weekend.

Saturday will see us donning our walking boots and embarking on a journey through some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes the Peak District has to offer. With two circular routes to choose from – spanning either 15 or 22 miles – participants will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the beauty of their surroundings, while making a tangible difference in the fight against cancer.

But the excitement doesn’t end there. On Sunday, we’ll wrap up the weekend with a day of adrenaline-fuelled fun and fierce competition, taking to the waters of Manvers Waterfront Boat Club in Rotherham for the ultimate test of teamwork and skill – the dragon boat race. Teams of 16 paddlers will compete in a series of exhilarating races, vying for glory and, most importantly, raising vital funds for Military vs Cancer.

Graeme McCabe, committee member at Military vs Cancer, comments: “In the upcoming year, we are gearing up for an impactful series of events, starting with this physical feat. While this is certainly not my first rodeo, having helped raise a total £20,000 at last year’s inaugural Peak District Challenge, it’s people who make it a true success. Whether it’s participating, sponsoring, or helping to spread the word, this support empowers us to advocate for individuals and families who may find themselves with little or no fight left.

“Their presence, donations, and active involvement not only propel our fundraising efforts but also serve as a sign of hope and solidarity for those affected by cancer. Together, we are stronger, and we can make a profound difference in the lives of those who need it most.”

Sound like your kind of thing? Whether you’re an individual keen to join the fundraising fold, a sports team looking for a new challenge, or an organisation with a penchant for team building events that pack a CSR punch, we have a number of opportunities available.

Solo and small group sponsors, secure your space at the event now.

Or, if you’re a corporate supporter, explore our tiered sponsorship packages.

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