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A challenging trek for charity

Friday, 6 July 2018

Seven brave Dransfields team members have taken on one of the UK’s toughest walking challenges to raise money for charity.

Chris Haley, Managing Director of leading gaming machine supplier Dransfields, was joined by his colleagues Mark Yapp, Ryan Landale, Ian Lindsay, Michael Pierre, Chris Liddle and Kile Conway for the Rays of Sunshine Ten Peaks Challenge, a 45km (27-mile) trek through the Peak District National Park.

The challenge, organised by children’s charity Rays of Sunshine and trekking company Adventure Café, saw teams of walkers hike from Hathersage along Burbage Edge to High Neb, the highest point of Stannage Edge at 458m above sea level. Following an ancient Roman road they walked to Ladybower and Derwent reservoirs, then tackled a few more peaks as they hiked towards Win Hill. Finally they followed the River Noe back towards Hathersage to complete the challenge.

Several other teams took part in the event alongside the team from Dransfields, leading UK supplier of a range of club and pub fruit machines, pull tab lottery machines, quiz machines and jukeboxes.

The trek can take walkers around 12 to 14 hours to finish, but the Dransfields team completed it in record time: “We completed 10 peaks in just under 9 hours,” said Chris, “the last hour was spent scrambling across rocky moorland in the dark with head torches on!” After finishing the gruelling challenge, the teams headed into nearby Sheffield for celebratory drinks and a well-earned rest! The team themselves raised a whopping £1,392 which, together with other fundraising efforts made by the company, resulted in a donation to Rays of Sunshine of £3,346.

For information on the great work carried out by Rays of Sunshine, visit raysofsunshine.org.uk.

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