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Designer Contract’s ‘Team Massive’ to reach new peaks

DESIGNER Contract’s charity challengers, Team Massive, are set to reach new peaks. The team of eight employees is in training for the Peak District Ultra Challenge on 8 and 9 July. The tough two-day test will see some of the team taking part on both days, walking a whopping 100km. The others will join them to complete the 50km day two hike.

Last year Team Massive successfully conquered the Yorkshire Three Peaks to raise £5,490 for Ashgate Hospice in Chesterfield, the Derbyshire town where Designer Contracts is headquartered.

Said commercial director Louise Walters: ‘Although we said ‘never again’ after last year’s challenge, the team couldn’t resist the opportunity to tackle the figure-of-eight route, starting in Bakewell and following the northern loop through the Peak District National Park, an area which is world famous for its outstanding natural beauty.

‘The company is a long-time supporter of Ashgate Hospice. Last year we donated more than £100,000 to the charity after running an online Christmas prize draw. In 2019 we gave £100,000 to help fund the hospice’s ‘Three Bedded Bay Appeal’ for renovations to its patient bays. Although we’ve set our target at a modest £500 we hope our supporters will once again step up and ensure we can raise a really worthwhile sum for the charity.’

Taking part in this year’s challenge are Louise Walters, Sarah Hayes, Simon Lovett, Stacey Brereton, Harry James, Kim Cartwright, Lee Hassett and Nick Bury – all Designer Contracts employees. They’ll join the anticipated 2,000 adventurers expected to take part in the 2023 Ultra Challenge.

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IMAGE: Team Massive from left to right: Harry James, Sarah Hayes, Louise Walters, Stacey Brereton and Simon Lovett

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