Later this year a team of 12 ladies from the fenestration industry will be taking up the Paddle2Pedal Challenge. Proudly sponsored by Epwin Group, the first ever GM Fundraising all-female event will see the team canoe 100 miles of the River Wye, abseiling the rock face at Symonds Yat, before cycling 120 miles to Oswestry to meet some of the children and families from Hope House Children’s Hospice – the very people they are fundraising for. In total, they will cover 220 miles of roads and rivers with some tough challenges along the way.

Supporting the team on their journey that takes place August 20th are GM Fundraising cycling challenge veterans, Gary Morton and Alan Sadler, as well as Canoe expert Mark Bache from Epwin Group.

Keen to show as much support as possible for the incredible ladies and the charity, the FIT Show has offered a stand at this year’s show to the cause in order to help raise awareness and help those involved raise as much money as they can.

Clare O’Hara, Divisional Managing Director of Epwin, and GMF P2P team member, is looking forward to it. “I have followed the previous challenges run by GM Fundraising with interest, and have wanted to do an all-female event for quite some time,” she explained.

“When we came up with the concept of Paddle2Pedal I couldn’t wait to get involved! I am grateful to the support of Epwin Group, who are completely behind their three members of staff taking up the challenge, and are also the headline sponsor of the whole event.

The full list of ladies taking part in the P2P Challenge are: Clare O’Hara and Katrina Earl of Epwin, Helen Noble and Nikki Dunbar of Liniar, GGF’s Natasha Erskine, AluK’s Sioned Webb, Quickslide’s Amy Perrin, Kolorseal’s Deborah Hendry, Edgetech’s Charlotte Davies, Christina Shaw of Glass News, Sarah Ball of Balls2Marketing and Tina Moorehouse of Oakland Glass.

Come along to stand B16 to find out more about the team and the Paddle2Pedal Challenge.

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Issued on behalf of The FIT Show. For further information contact Will Lavin on 07903 184 662; email April 2017.