Charity triathlon with a twist

A team from Bay Vets took part in the Coniston Challenge to raise money for Alder Hey Children's Charity.
A team from Bay Vets took part in the Coniston Challenge to raise money for Alder Hey Children's Charity.

Six members of staff from Bay Vets undertook the Coniston Challenge in extreme heat to raise money for Alder Hey Children’s Charity.

Demi Seddon, Gemma Baker, Ellie Skinn, Charlotte Eames, Catherine Houston and Emma Taylor were just one of 29 teams who took on the challenge despite soaring temperatures.

The challenge comprised of a 10km trek up the Old Man of Coniston, a 17km bike ride through the Grizedale Forest and a 3km kayak across Coniston Water.

The annual event is a triathlon with a twist and is created as a challenge for teams of varying abilities .

Bay Vets notched up 23rd place out of 29 teams competing on the day. They have so far raised £1,121.50 against a target of £1,500.

Helen Hughes, organiser of the Coniston Challenge at Alder Hey Children’s Charity said “It was another fantastic day with great team spirit and unusually glorious Lakeland sunshine!

“Many thanks to all the teams who took part, helping to make Coniston Challenge 2018 another memorable occasion. And remember it’s about taking part not winning!”

If you would like to donate to the fundraiser, visit https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/BayVets.

Alder Hey Children’s Charity raises vital funds to help make Alder Hey in the Park a truly world-class, patient-friendly hospital for the 270,000 patients and families we care for every year. Since October 2013, over £35m has been raised.