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alpine adventure is
soaring success for
three vital causes
Alpine challenge for UNICEF and two military causes.
Gary took part in the Swiss Alpine Trail Race in Davos, Switzerland, which
“The climbs during the event were very tough, with one in particular taking over four hours, but it was a fantastic event with competitors from all across Europe taking part.
“I was really pleased with the amount I raised and would like to thank everyone who has supported me, it gave me plenty of motivation.
“The money will make a huge difference to three incredible charities that carry out vital work all across the world.”
Group Manager Gary Gary said: “Each and every day on television we see the terrible Oakford raised almost effects that war and conflict have on people and nations, £3,000 for charity by causing injuries that are both seen and unseen.
taking on an epic
is known amongst runners as the world’s biggest mountain marathon
“It’s for this reason that I chose to support UNICEF, Support Our Paras and The Royal Marines Charitable Trust. They not only do great work but they are also close to my heart.
“At times there is a requirement for soldiers and other service personnel to intervene or provide humanitarian assistance in these conflict areas, circumstances most people would not wish to find themselves in.
Attracting around
5,500 participants, the course covers 78km of high alpine terrain.
Gary trained for six months for the challenge and completed the course in 10 hours and 36 minutes.
He has so far raised £2,895 for international children’s charity UNICEF, military charity Support our Paras and The Royal Marines Charitable Trust.
You can still support Gary by visiting
So far, the national team has raised almost £130,000 with donations still coming in.
ICT manager for telent, Kev Pilkington, said: “telent is delighted to have exceeded our target of £100,000 across the company for our corporate charity, Macmillan.
“Events have taken place across the year to raise much- needed funds, with the highlight being the Challenge 1100 event in July.
“We would like to thank MFRS for supporting and assisting us with the challenge, with volunteers even taking part in the 10K running stage from Vesty Road to Liverpool city centre.”
You can still donate to the challenge by visiting
Team telent took on an extraordinary challenge to celebrate its tenth birthday by joining forces with colleagues from across the UK to walk, run and cycle across the country for charity.
Staff from Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service’s telent team took part in Challenge 1100 along with 220 colleagues from offices nationwide completing a 1100km relay race between key telent sites.
The Merseyside stage of the challenge saw our team travel from Bootle to telent’s Walsall office, raising £500 for the company’s corporate charity, Macmillan Cancer Support.
Crossing the finish line after 78km
Gary spent six months training for the epic charity challenge
telent teams from across the UK joined forces for the charity challenge
The Merseyside telent team get ready to set off
Crews used wire cutters to free a dog’s nose that was stuck in a cage at a Tranmere home. The dog was unharmed.

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