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Corporate team challenges

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07 Mar 2011

With a portfolio of events such as London to Paris, London Bikeathon and bespoke overseas challenges signing up for a team challenge is not only a great way to help beat blood cancer but a brilliant team building experience.

London to Paris

Brewin Dolphin have been supporting Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research for a number of years, with a corporate team being entered into the London-Paris challenge. Each year they have entered a team, joining long term supporter Geoff Thomas, the ex-England midfielder. In 2012 Brewin Dolphin were the headline sponsor of the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research London to Paris team and had 15 cyclists completing the challenge.

"Brewin Dolphin is delighted to be supporting Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research with their innovative clinical trials around the country." says Sasha Dabliz, Divisional Director Marketing at Brewin Dolphin.

"Working with Geoff Thomas and his great team is very rewarding and being able to play our part in helping patients benefit from life changing treatment is truly motivating – and certainly inspires our team of cyclists to pedal all those miles from London to Paris each year to raise money."

Overseas Challenges

In September a team of 19 from Wickes flew to Alaska and set out on an incredible challenge, trekking through the Alaskan wilderness to raise money for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. The team hiked for 8 days to complete a journey through the wild terrain of the Talkeetna Mountains.  Each day they hiked for 6 - 8 hours with 70lb packs through a variety of wilderness terrain.  Much of the terrain was steep and most of the exploratory route was completely off-trail. The route included a full day of ice-climbing on the Matanuska Glacier and white-water rafting on the Matanuska River - a grade IV white-water challenge. To see more about the challenge visit the Wickes Alaska page.

“We didn't stick to our original schedule because the typhoon winds and snow beat us back but we did still work very hard, we endured extreme conditions and many of the team had to overcome significant personal fears to complete the challenge.

"We did our very best in the hope that others will be inspired to do something worthwhile or just to contribute to our fund - so that together we can beat blood cancer.” – The Wickes Alaska challenge team

If you would like more information on holding your own corporate challenge please get in touch.