Venues & Events
imago team takes on tough challenge for charity
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- Created on Monday, 18 June 2012 14:41
imago team takes on tough challenge for charityEight fearless members of staff from imago’s Burleigh Court are currently resting their feet after completing the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge to raise over £1000 for Youth Sports Trust’s ‘Sporting Chance’ campaign.
The Loughborough team took on the demanding 24 and a half mile trek across Yorkshire’s three highest peaks; Pen-Y-ghent, Whernside and Inglesborough. After enduring snow, sleet and high winds for most of the journey, the team completed the three peaks in an impressive time of 11 hours.
Guy Hodge, Operations Manager at Burleigh Court and expedition leader, commented: “We wanted to mark the hotel’s 21st anniversary year by doing something special - we have just partnered with the Youth Sports Trust due to Loughborough University’s strength in the sporting arena and our role as part of Team GB’s official preparation camp.
“With a cross section of senior staff taking part, from the Head Chef to the Customer Relations Manager, the trek was a great team building experience, as well as a chance to raise some money for a worthy cause. When we set out from Horton-in-Ribblesdale the weather was not on our side, but I was very proud of how the team pulled together to keep going. It was no easy feat but crossing the finish line knowing that we’d raised a great amount for the ‘Sporting Chance’ campaign made it all worthwhile.”
In its 21st anniversary year, the four star hotel and conference venue based on Loughborough University campus, teamed up with the Youth Sport Trust as its first official charity partner. A Gala dinner held at Burleigh Court raised an additional £2100 for the cause, making a current total of over £3,000 already raised.
Youth Sports Trust is an independent charity devoted to changing young people's lives through sport. It aims to help all young people to achieve their full potential in life by delivering high quality physical education and sport opportunities. The ‘Sporting Chance’ initiative aids teachers, coaches and volunteers to create innovative and exciting activities, giving young disabled people more opportunities to be included in PE and school sport.
Baroness Sue Campbell CBE, Chair of Youth Sports Trust, said: “We are extremely pleased to be supported by imago and Burleigh Court in particular. With the Olympic and Paralympic games starting next month, this year it is an important one for the Trust. To receive £3000 at the start of the partnership with imago is staggering and it’s a tremendous amount for the charity.”