Trekkers conquer Dales for Oxfam

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A KIND-hearted trio from the Annesley-based business Prolog braved rough terrain to tackle a tough trek and raise more than £1,000 for charity.

Claire Allen, Anita Day and Marc Randle took on a 40-kilometre section of the 100-kilometre Oxfam Trailtrekker challenge through the Yorkshire Dales.

Money collected will go towards helping Oxfam make a difference to the lives of those struck down by poverty across the world.

In total, the trio, who were joined by friend Jack Swaisland, collected £1,017 from the gruelling challenge.

The original target was to raise £2,000 for the charity because this would have been enough to build a school, employ a teacher and buy some books.

Despite falling short of the aim, the money will provide a much-needed boost for Oxfam.

Reflecting on a tough trek plagued by difficult conditions, high winds and changeable weather, Anita said: “The team worked extremely well together, supporting and encouraging each other.

“We are very proud of what we have accomplished. It is such an achievement to finish the challenge.

“We would like to thank the excellent support team who ensured we were well fed and rested at the checkpoints.”

Prolog, which is based at Sherwood Business Park in Annesley, is Britain’s largest privately-owned marketing and logistics company.

Ian Dignum, commercial director at Prolog, said: “The team have done extremely well, walking within the conditions they experienced, and we congratulate them, especially with the money they have raised for Oxfam.”

The Trailtrekker challenged those taking part in the full event to cover 100 kilometres in 30 hours. Across various stages, the route took in spectacular Yorkshire scenery, such as Malham Cove and the famous fell of Pen-y-Ghent.

A total of £340,000 is expected to be raised.

OUR PHOTO shows the intrepid Prolog trekkers, (from left) Jack, Claire, Anita and Marc.