On May 16th Meadow Foods, the UK’s largest independent dairy and leading supplier of milk and dairy ingredients to the food industry, will be entering 3 teams into this year’s Walking with the Wounded (WWTW) Cumbrian Challenge, following on from their success last year.
WWTW was established in 2010 with the aim to support all veterans with physical, mental or social injuries in order to help re-integrate them into society and develop new careers for their long term well being. The charity raises funds through numerous events and fundraisers, including the Cumbrian Challenge.
The Cumbrian Challenge is an annual event that aims to help up to 200 wounded veterans to get back into employment (one for each team that competes in the event). The three teams from Meadow Foods will compete against other teams as well as wounded servicemen and women. The teams face a choice of two breath-taking routes over the stunning peaks of the Lake District – the ‘Tough’ 20km trail or the ‘Tougher’ 29km route for the more advanced teams.
Team captain of one of the Meadow Foods teams, David Farrer comments: “Last year’s Cumbrian Challenge was a tough but very rewarding experience and we expect much of the same again this year. With some experience of what to expect under our belts we are looking forward to participating in what is a very fun and competitive event and we are hopeful that we will raise even more money for such a deserving cause.”
Launched in 2013, the Cumbrian Challenge has proved an instant success and has since become an annual fixture, providing teams with the chance to race against members of previous expeditions as well as some of the men and women whom they are supporting.
To support Meadow Food’s efforts or to donate to this worthwhile cause, please visit: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/meadowfoods2 or for further information about the charity please visit: https://www.walkingwiththewounded.org.uk/