Designer Group has headed to the Arctic! From the 2nd-7th February 11 of our bravest team members faced the treacherous elements to raise money for our UK Charity partner, Dreams Come True. On this unique challenge the DG team travelled with Breaking Strain Events to Rovaniemi, Finland for the trek of a lifetime.
This Arctic trek was not for the faint hearted; the team spent three days trekking into the perilous Arctic Circle, travelling over 66km (41 miles), pulled all of their own 20g kit in a pulk, battled against the elements, and faced temperatures as low as -20˚C. The team slept in tents throughout the duration of the trek, until the last evening when they spent a fantastic relaxing night in an igloo under the northern lights.
Our team battled the unforgiving elements to raise money for Dreams Come True, a UK national charity that fulfils dreams for children and young adults with serious and life-limiting conditions. As a long-term partner of the Charity, we share the same goals, missions and values – to create dreams, bring everlasting joy and create special memories for incredible young people.
Here are some quotes from our brave travellers:
I finished my Chemotherapy two days before this trek. This was my chance to celebrate life, hopefully cancer free, in a special way by giving others a chance to also enjoy life.
Martin Bawn, UK Planner
After completing the Three Peak challenge on behalf of DG for Dreams Come True in 2018, I was extremely honoured and pleased to be asked to join the Arctic Trek 2020 team, again representing DG for a great charity. It’s a privilege to work with Dreams Come True for such a worthy cause and I thank DG for giving me the opportunity to take part in such a unique adventure.
Jonathan West, Aviation Director
With this challenge we have raised an amazing £50,000! This is an absolutely phenomenal achievement for all of our inspiring team. We are all extremely proud of them and the amount of money and awareness they have raised for the Dreams Come True children’s charity. A truly remarkable accomplishment which will put a lot of smiles on a lot of children’s faces!