In May 2018, two RoSPA employees and 12 Stocksigns Group staff members will undertake a gruelling trek up Mount Toubkal. This is the first in a series of blogs that will follow RoSPA and Stocksigns employees on their journey, in aid of the Brighter Beginnings Appeal.
Mount Toubkal is the highest mountain in northern Africa, standing at 4,167 metres, and located in the south western region of Morocco. This will be the biggest challenge to date for both RoSPA and Stocksigns participants.
In previous years, staff from RoSPA and Stocksigns have completed a number of fundraising activities like the Three Peaks Challenge, Mud and Wolf Runs, and more recently for Stocksigns – cycling the distance to Lapland and implementing an initiative that sees 20p of every sign sold donated to the Brighter Beginnings Appeal. More information can be found on their website.
Brighter Beginnings was set up at the start of RoSPA’s centenary year with the aim of helping little ones to have a safer start in life. With this in mind, Keeping Kids Safe packs full of helpful tools and advice were created to distribute for free to new and disadvantaged parents, and carers of children under the age of five.
Accidents are the biggest killer of children and young people, and shocking statistics reveal that at least half of all under-5s will attend A&E this year because of accidents. Fundraising events like Mount Toubkal are essential, in order for RoSPA to continue its work on the Keeping Kids Safe packs.
With only five months to go, employees are using the time to prepare themselves mentally and physically by taking part in practice walks. RoSPA employees will embark on their first walk as a duo up Mt Snowdon, following the Watkin path – which has more ascent than any other direct route - on March 11, while Stocksigns employees have already begun by tackling the Surrey hills.
We will follow all the climbers on their journey, and through this series of blogs we hope you will too.
Head over to the Stocksigns JustGiving page to donate, or to find out more information about the trek.
Matt Cryer (left) and Nick Lloyd (right).
Posted: 1/22/2018 2:56:03 PM