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Metro Rod Sponsor Charity Challenge

2nd July 2018

Metro Rod Sponsor Charity Challenge

We are delighted to sponsor the High Peaks, Sore Seats Charity Challenge!

Why are we Sponsoring a Charity Challenge?

The challenge is raising money for Thrombosis UK, in memory of Vicky Bennett, who was a loving fiancée, daughter, sister, niece, friend, and mother-to-be. Vicky woke up on Thursday 29th June 2017 feeling refreshed after a good night’s sleep. However, just five minutes later was fighting for her life after suffering a cardiac arrest. Moreover, the cardiac arrest was caused by a pulmonary embolism (PE). During the arrest, Vicky was resuscitated numerous times by her partner Stuart. After that Vicky was airlifted to an intensive care unit in Bristol Royal Infirmary. Vicky fought bravely for 4 days but was sadly taken from her family and friends on Sunday 2nd July.

Aged just 33 Vicky was seemingly fit and healthy. She was expecting her first child when she was taken suddenly by a pulmonary embolism, the 2nd highest cause of sudden death in the UK.

In conclusion, to celebrate Vicky’s life a group of brave souls has decided to raise money for a fantastic charity. The group, which includes her partner Stuart, has challenged themselves to undertake a unique charity event.

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What is the High Peaks, Sore Seats Challenge?

The challenge is a hardworking three-day event, which takes place between July 18 and 20, to raise money for the Thrombosis UK charity.

Firstly, the group must cycle from Holyhead to Snowdon,  the highest mountain in Wales, which stands at 1,085 meters. Where they will climb the Snowdon before cycling to Dolgellau.

After that, they will cycle to Cadair Idris, hiking 893 meters before cycling to Carmarthen.

Finally, the group will cycle from Carmarthen to Pen-Y-Fan, where they will climb the highest peak in South Wales (886 metres).

The High Peaks, sore Seats Challenge will be cycling through Wales from Holyhead to Vicky’s hometown of Ebbw Vale. Likewise, hiking the 3 highest peaks in the country all in the space of three days.

All the staff at Metro Rod would like to wish all involved the best of luck for the challenge, which is taking place from the 18th - 20th July, 2018.

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