Congratulations to the seven NJC colleagues who completed the Aspire Peak District Challenge on 21st and 22nd September 2018. Team members from Landsec and its service partners participated in a 25km or 50km challenge, building team spirit and raising money for The Honeypot Children’s Charity. The money raised will go towards phase 2 of the Honeypot House and Campus Enhancements Project.
The NJC colleagues who completed the challenge were: Greta Dvarvytiene, Francisca Cumbicus Jaramillo, Aminata Balde, Russell Southern, Andrienne Bodo, Amanda Heppelthwaite and Nicole Wade.
A special mention goes to two of the NJC team members, who were nominated for Aspire Player of the Month Awards for Teamwork, for their contribution to the challenge.
To achieve the 50km challenge, the team knew they would need to average 5km per hour but after several kilometres of walking some people had begun to fall back from the pack. Russell Southern and another team member went to assist, carrying rucksacks and helping to motivate people, which ensured that everyone completed the challenge.
When one of the participants in the 25km challenge pulled a muscle at a relatively early stage, Nicole Wade stayed with him to support him for the entire walk. The pair fell some way behind the main group, but everyone was able to complete the challenge.
Well done to everyone who participated.
The image shows Russell Southern participating in the challenge.