• Maggie's Monster Challenge

    Maggie's Monster Challenge Posted on 26/03/2013

    Four members of the EPSCO team are set for an adventure packed Easter bank holiday as they have signed up for Maggie’s Monster Bike and Hike 2013.

    Craig Lesslie, Scott Hatten, Fraser Inglis and Brendan Cairns have registered for the 72 mile dual biking and hiking challenge to raise money for the outstanding Maggie’s Centre charity.

    Maggie’s flagship fundraising event, Monster Bike and Hike, is the ultimate fundraising experience, with participants cycling 31 miles and then choosing to hike 9 miles, 23 miles or 41 miles all the way to Inverness – the EPSCO team are aiming to complete the full 72 mile ‘Gold’ challenge in around 16 hours.

    The event takes place on the bank holiday weekend of Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May and takes in some of Scotland’s most awe inspiring scenery, starting under the shadow of Ben Nevis in Fort William. Participants then head out along the Caledonian Canal and the Great Glen Way taking in views of Loch Ness en route to Inverness.

    EPSCO Project Manager Craig Lesslie said: “It’s a great opportunity for us to get active and work together as a team outside the office. To be able to help a great local charity in the process will just add to the sense of achievement when we reach the finish line.”

    Event Manager Georgina Bushell said: “It takes a great deal of determination to take part in Monster but by all accounts it is a hugely rewarding experience both physically and mentally. We pull out all the stops to make sure that Monster is a bank holiday weekend to remember for all participants and volunteers. It is inspiring to see the teams coming over their chosen finish line and the satisfaction and joy in their faces. We would love to get 1,000 people signed up for Monster’s 10th anniversary in 2013 so I would encourage you to log on to our website to view last year’s event film, rope in some friends and colleagues and get signed up.”

    The four intrepid colleagues are aiming to raise over £1,500 for Maggie’s Centres. They will be arranging a series of events and approaching friends and local companies for support and have set up a JustGiving page to make it easier to contribute https://www.justgiving.com/teams/epsco

    Find out more about the event and the great work done by Maggie’s centres at https://www.maggiescentres.org/