Rising to the challenge with £31,022

By Jon Moreno

Sunday, January 5, 2014

 

Rising to the challenge with £31,022

Team Ningwood who raised £6,830, from left, Emma Oultone, Nick Oultone, Sophie Oultone, Charles Inge, RG Bartley and Holly Morrison.

THIS year proved to be another fundraising record breaker for Wightlink Wight Challenge.

Two events raised £31,022 for Wessex Heartbeat, Sail 4 Cancer and The Rainbow Centre.

Since the triathlon was launched in 2004, Wight Challenge has raised £191,600 for good causes from 13 events.

Event organiser, Joanna Minchin, said: "Wight Challenge lay dormant as an idea until I met the chief executive of a charity who, together with Wightlink’s support, helped to get the first event underway.

"To think that next year, we could crack the £200,000 mark is a dream come true.

"Not only do people have a great day on our beautiful Island but knowing money is raised for good causes makes it all so worthwhile.

"This year was particularly special, with Islanders, Team Ningwood, breaking all records by raising a phenomenal £6,830," added Joanna.

The event was based at Jersey Camp, Porchfield, with 50 teams cycling 18 miles, canoeing two miles and running eight miles.

Registration forms for Wight Challenge 2014 will be available soon from www.wightchallenge.co.uk

Reporter: jonm@iwcpmail.co.uk

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by Tim Speirs

8th January 2014, at 10:48:15

Stunning effort everyone, you've inspired to do something this year so I've just done something crazy by signing up for the Isle of Wight 106km walk challenge in August for The Hunger Project. #yikes http://www.thehungerproject.co.uk/getinvolved/isle-of-wight-challenge/

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