Archive for March, 2013
Hope you all enjoyed the guest speakers on Saturday evening and your run in the snow on Sunday!! Snow aside it was a great day out and the weather was definitely on our side, a beautiful morning to be out on the fells. Thanks for turning out and thanks for the £500 donated from the recce, split between 2 charities:
Great North Air Ambulance: http://www.greatnorthairambulance.co.uk/
Will Clark Fund Grasmere: http://www.willclarkfund.org/events-schedule
See you at the next one!!
The Firefighters 2UP Duathlon took place on Saturday 24th March and despite an overcast sky, the competitors managed to keep smiling throughout. Full results and photos can be seen on the website and a short film on our video page. Well done to everyone who took part.
£1000 from the Firefighter 2UP Duathlon entries was donated to 3 separate charities:
1. Christie Manchester Hospital
2. Bolton Hospice
3. Epic Kidz (our own charity to fund volunteer coaching and leisure activities)
Thanks to you all!
£1300 was donated to Nurture Eden following the Eden Epic to help activity projects in the local area. The money will be split between 2 projects:
Orton Community Woodland
Grazing land will be transformed through community action to create new native, broad leaved woodlands interspersed with nature trails, surrounded by mature or newly planted hedgerows and drystone walls. The project inspires and involves local schools, communities and volunteers to get involved in learning and practical conservation activities on the site. The woodland has been created for all to come and enjoy
The tarn covers an area of 4 acres and is a registered village green. This community inspired project aims to create a well managed open space with access for all, increasing biodiversity on the site and providing fantastic learning resources for local schools. Art and sculpture workshops will engage and educate local children of the need to protect and improve insect habitat.
A total of £1000 was donated to the Appleby in Westmorland scout group following the Eden Valley Epic. The money raised will help to support their activities for the next 12 months and purchase important resources necessary to keep the group active. The leaders and parents expressed their thanks to all riders for their support of the event and the money raised for the scout group. They will be back with us next year to feed and hydrate you, before sending you on your way back to Penrith. Epic Events would like to thank the scout group for their support and enthusiasm throughout the day!