A team from The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society in Surrey has set out to raise £4,000 for Seafarers UK by participating in the charity’s 24 Peaks Challenge next month. The fundraisers are calling for support to raise money for seafarers in need, and their families.
The team has begun training on Box Hill in preparation for the 50 mile course, which covers 24 peaks, all over 2,400 feet, in just a 24 hour period. The challenge will take place in the Lake District over the weekend of the 11 and 12 July, and the course will include Scarfell Pike, the highest peak in England.
Twenty teams are set to participate, with the team who raises the most taking home the 24 Peaks Challenge Trophy. The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society team is set to raise as much money as possible to ensure that Seafarers UK can continue to provide much needed grants to those in need across the whole of the maritime sector. Funds raised will also contribute to campaigns designed to raise awareness of the role that seafarers play in society.
Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society Chief Executive, Commander Brian Boxall-Hunt, said: “As a provider of care to former seafarers, we are able to see the impact that fundraising initiatives such as these can have. The team taking part in the challenge, as valued members of staff, understand first-hand the difference funds raised can make. The Seafarers UK Challenge is a great way to ensure funds are raised to continue to offer former seafarers the support they deserve.”
The Royal Alfred Seafarer’s Society offers a full range of care, particularly to elderly, infirm or disabled former seafarers from across the UK, providing them with comfortable and safe accommodation. Organisations such as Seafarers UK allow the maintenance of such services. To help the team raise as much money as possible visit www.justgiving.com/RASS to donate and pledge support.