Team Massive - some of the team set to take on the Derbyshire Peaks Ultra Challenge in 2023

Designer Contracts employees prepare for charity challenge

Flooring and furniture contractor Designer Contracts has revealed that a number of staff will take part in a charity challenge across the Peak District.

The team of eight employees, Team Massive, is in training for the Peak District Ultra Challenge on July 8 and 9. The tough two-day test will see some of the team taking part on both days, walking a 100km. The others will join them to complete the 50km day two hike.

Last year Team Massive successfully conquered the Yorkshire Three Peaks to raise £5,490 for Ashgate Hospice in Chesterfield, the Derbyshire town where Designer Contracts is headquartered.

Louise Walters, commercial director, said: “Although we said ‘never again’ after last year’s challenge, the team couldn’t resist the opportunity to tackle the figure-of-eight route, starting in Bakewell and following the northern loop through the Peak District National Park, an area which is world famous for its outstanding natural beauty.

“The company is a long-time supporter of Ashgate Hospice. Last year we donated more than £100,000 to the charity after running an online Christmas prize draw.

“In 2019 we gave £100,000 to help fund the hospice’s ‘Three Bedded Bay Appeal’ for renovations to its patient bays. Although we’ve set our target at a modest £500 we hope our supporters will once again step up and ensure we can raise a really worthwhile sum for the charity.”

Taking part in this year’s challenge are Louise Walters, Sarah Hayes, Simon Lovett, Stacey Brereton, Harry James, Kim Cartwright, Lee Hassett and Nick Bury – all Designer Contracts employees. They will join the anticipated 2,000 adventurers expected to take part in the 2023 Ultra Challenge.

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