Chasing the sun for children's charity

Four veteran Recycling Lives staff members are gearing up for an epic endurance test in order to raise money for children’s charity, the NSPCC.

Alasdair Jackson, Mark Simpson, Owen Green and Christopher Wylie have all signed up to the NSPCC’s ‘Chasing the Sun’ challenge. The challenge takes place in the beautiful Lake District, and involves a 2 mile canoe ride round Lake Derwentwater; a 10 ten mile bike ride; a 6 mile hike up and down Haystacks; and, finally, a further 13 miles cycling back. All of this in the space of a single day!

This is a huge challenge to take on, and the lads have been training hard to ensure they have the fitness and fortitude to complete the gruelling day.

Alasdair Jackson, Operations Director, commented:

“The NSPCC is a great charity doing very important work protecting vulnerable children in the UK. Recycling Lives is always keen to help out good causes, and this ethos is embraced by our staff in their own time too. As well as raising money for the NSPCC, taking on this challenge has driven the four of us to really push ourselves in order to get fit.”

This is not the first time Recycling Lives staff have taken on physical challenges to raise money for charity- last summer, a number of staff and Residents took on the annual Manchester to Blackpool Bike Ride in order to raise funds for our own charity. We encourage our staff to get involved in fundraising events like this whenever possible.

You can also organise your own events to raise money for our charity, which has been nationally recognised for its’ work in tackling homelessness. An award-winning social welfare charity, we offer accommodation, education, training and work experience to homeless and long-term unemployed individuals.