Francis House Children’s Hospice
The main purpose of these challenges is, of course, to raise money for Francis House Children’s Hospice. This wonderful charity provides care for children and young adults with short life expectancy. The organisation also provides end-of-life care and support
for families and loved ones; including sibling and bereavement support.
To maintain a service that is completely free, Francis House must find almost £10,000 per day in running costs. The vast majority of funding comes through charitable contributions. Following a firm wide vote, Francis House was chosen as berg’s charity for
this, our 35th anniversary year. We are committed to raising a significant and sizeable contribution for the charity, and are seeking to do this with a wide range of activities across the firm – from knitting Easter chicks, to dress down Fridays and face
Partner Damian Carter had his face painted to raise money.
Our main fundraising will come from the three sporting challenges we have set ourselves.
The Great Manchester Run
With the Great Manchester Run, Europe’s largest 10k event taking place on berg’s doorstep, we saw this as a perfect opportunity for our team to raise money for our chosen charity.
As 40,000 runners made their way through Manchester City Centre on Sunday 10th May, 7 of these runners belonged to us! Participants came from diverse areas of the firm and the enthusiastic atmosphere represented a fantastic start to our three-part sporting
Our team from berg before the Great Manchester Run
Cheshire 3 Peaks
This coming weekend (7th June 2015) sees our second sporting challenge take place – the Cheshire 3 Peaks walk. A team of walkers from berg will tackle the 13.75 mile circular route taking in the famous three peaks of Cheshire – Tegg’s Nose, Shutlingsloe and
Shining Tor. The event will be a great opportunity for those not taking part in our other sporting events to participate in something a little less strenuous, and for those partaking in the National 3 Peaks challenge to get some last minute training and equipment
National Three Peaks Challenge training update
As testing as the Great Manchester Run and Cheshire Three Peaks are, this will be nothing compared to the three peaks challenge we will attempt in mid-June. A total of 16 berg staff members are set to take part in the feat, climbing the three highest peaks
in England, Scotland and Wales; all within a 24 hour period.
These 16 individuals embarked on a mountain training day in April to prepare for the event. Excellent weather conditions made for a brilliant practice session with some useful team building, an impressively fast pace and a few organisational skills learned
to boot. Returning from the mountain exhausted, muddy and windburnt our team are now better prepared for the main event in June.
berg team summiting on the Three Peaks training day.
More recently Reuben has been out and about with his wife Fiona, treading some of the best routes across the Peak District including summiting Kinder Scout and trekking over Jacob’s Ladder pass. A day out on the windswept plateau of the Dark Peak provided
some excellent training, a refreshing day away from boardroom, and time to reflect on the challenges ahead.
The team making their way back down after reaching the summit.
Managing Partner Alison Loveday on the summit.