Marathon mountain challenge for One Stop Team

A team from retail business One Stop Stores was literally climbing mountains for charity this June to raise money for a neonatal unit.

On 3 June 2015, One Stop’s People Team completed the Welsh 1000 challenge, a test of physical endurance and mental strength that involves a 23-mile marathon hike across five Welsh mountains – all over 1000 metres high. And to cap it all, the team completed the challenge – which starts at Abergwyngregyn, near the foreshore of Conwy Bay, and finishes on the summit of Snowdon – in under 14 hours!

IMG_20150603_101229926_HDRThe challenge was undertaken in memory of Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Rose Tallis and for the staff on the Jessop Wing – part of Sheffield Training Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit – which is where little Betty was born on 3 January 2015.

IMG_20150603_110848814_HDRParents Paula and Anthony Tallis have created a Just Giving page to raise as much money for the unit as possible, which contains more information on Betty’s story and why the One Stop team are getting behind this initiative.

Caroline Riley, One Stop Region People Advisor, Region 5, said, ‘The walk went really well. It was extremely challenging, however the whole team completed Bettys Walk in under 14 hours! The weather started out very bad with winds, rain and fog but after the first two peaks the sun came out for us to give us some great views’.

If you would like to sponsor the team and donate money to help the hospital care for babies like Betty, and support families like Paula and Anthony, please click here.

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