Surrey based sign manufacturer Stocksigns has aised £15,000 for The Children’s Trust, thanks to the company’s latest annual fundraising challenge, which involved a team trekking through the mountains of Slovakia where they descended into the gullies and ravines of the Paradise National Park and climbed to the top of Mount Rysy in the High Tatras.
Joining the intrepid team of nine Stocksigns employees for the two-day trek were fourteen of the company’s customers, friends, and sponsors including individuals from Balfour Beatty, Cubic Transport Systems, VVB Engineering, Mason Street Furniture and Tennants UK.
The first day of the challenge saw the group climb 3,000 feet up through the rocky valleys of the Paradise National Park in eastern Slovakia, via narrow ladders, precarious walkways and sheer-sided cliffs. The highlight of the day was a hair-raising climb up the 250-foot high Zavojovy waterfall, the tallest in the park.
On the second day the team ascended to 8,250 feet above sea level on a 13 hour round trip to reach the top of Mount Rysy – a peak that lies on the Polish side of the border and holds the title of the country’s highest mountain. The climb forced them to traverse rails, cables and rickety bridges and took them up through the snow line to the summit.
In total the team raised just over £15,000 for The Children’s Trust, the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury or neurodisability. Based in Tadworth, a Surrey neighbour to Stocksigns, the trust delivers rehabilitation, education and community services to children and young people in need, as well as helping to support and care for their families.
“We are really proud to donate this money to The Children’s Trust and would like to thank all of our sponsors for making it possible,” commented Danny Adamson, Managing Director at Stocksigns. “It was also fantastic to share the experience with colleagues and customers who we just can’t thank enough for joining us on the climb. Giving back to the community is something we feel incredibly passionate about and we are already turning our thoughts to the next challenge.”
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