Leading gas safety charity The CORGI Trust is challenging the industry to blow away their winter cobwebs and help raise funds for Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms at the same time by participating in the Brecon Challenge 2009.
The event, to be held on 25 April, comprises of 36 teams undertaking a three part challenge – involving walking the summit of the Pen Y Fan horseshoe mountain, mountain biking parts of the glorious Taff trail and traversing the Pontsticil reservoir – all in 12 hours!
Each team consists of four people plus one other as a support person and driver. The challenge event commences at 6.00am with a staggered start from each of the three challenge element locations.
Money raised from the event, organised in partnership with the UK’s Fire & Rescue Services, will enable the Trust to fund the provision of audible CO alarms to many disadvantaged people i.e. the disabled, elderly and those on low-incomes.
“The primary purpose of the event is to help raise funds to provide CO alarms for those at the most risk but there is also a great deal of emphasis on the team-building and motivational skills the teams themselves will develop. And let’s not forget that it will also be a lot of fun. Especially with the post-challenge event awards dinner and party where everyone celebrates the success of the day.” said CORGI Trust Manager Nigel Dumbrell.