CAFT chosen as charity of choice for gap personnel’s charity challenge
With little over two months until the gap personnel group’s senior management team take on their biggest charity challenge, The Lakes Biggest and Longest, we are pleased to announce that we have chosen The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust as our charity of choice with a target of £10,000 to raise.
On July 2nd the gap personnel group’s Senior Management Team will be taking on ‘The Lakes Biggest and Longest Challenge’ – a challenge that is almost a complete crossing of the Lake District National Park from South to North, involving canoeing, cycling and walking. An overall distance of 71km will be travelled with 33km of canoeing, 21km of cycling and 17km mountaineering across a 24 hour period.
The Children's Adventure Farm Trust (CAFT) is based at the beautiful Booth Bank Farm, a 17th Century farmhouse set in the heart of the Cheshire countryside. They provide a variety of programmes for terminally ill, disabled and disadvantaged children from all over the North West.
The needs of the children visiting The Adventure Farm range from complex and severe physical and learning disabilities, sensory impairments and terminal illnesses through to children who act as Carers for a family member, those dealing with bereavement and children who have been victims of abuse.
CAFT was chosen as the charity of choice for this year’s challenge following the recent treatment that Brenden Rowley of the gap personnel group’s dedicated driving division, Driving Force, received while he attended the trust for two days in August 2015. Brenden’s son, Cameron was diagnosed with Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumour and the family enjoyed a two night stay at CAFT to help in Cameron’s rehabilitation.
North West Regional Director, Ross Sullivan said “For this year's challenge, we wanted to support a charity that was close Brenden's heart - his son Cameron, has been bravely battling cancer for the last twelve months, and when we asked Brenden which charity had done the most for him and his boys, hands down it was Children Adventure Farm Trust.
Visiting the facility, it is clear to see the passion and inspiration in the team to do whatever it takes to ensure each child has a positive experience.
We are delighted to be a part of the CAFT fundraising team and look forward to seeing the funds raised being used in the best possible way.”
You can donate towards this fantastic cause by visiting www.justgiving.com/gap-personnel-2016