Venditan Lake District Hike

Venditan Lake District Hike

A day in the hills

With the weather taking a turn for the better, four Venditan team members escaped Manchester for the day to enjoy the fresh air of the Lake District. The lighter and longer days meant the team took the opportunity to conquer one of the highest mountains in England, Helvellyn.

Leaving the car in the small village of Patterdale the team trekked their way up the side of the mountain making our way to the hole in the wall, which marks the beginning of Striding Edge. It is steep going and quite a relentless climb, but the fast ascent makes for rewarding views down the valley back to the villages below.

The team started their journey across Striding Edge, a first for many of the hikers who joined the exploration this weekend. Making their way climbing up and over the large rocky face of the edge, the challenge was in full swing.

With the edge complete, the steep climb up to the summit starts. Muscles aching and the sun baking the team finally made the summit of Helvellyn to take in the views of Ullswater and the surrounding area.

Helvellyn finished, the team plodded over the minor summits of Nethermost Pike and Dollywagon Pike down to Grisedale tarn and back through the valley to the car.

7.5 hours of hiking, 18km (11 miles) covered and 1200m ascended. Helvellyn complete.

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Andy Lyon
10th April 2017

Forever Manchester Football Tournament Raises £2,250 For Local Causes

Forever Manchester Football Tournament Raises £2,250 For Local Causes

15 businesses from across Greater Manchester dust off their shin pads to help raise money and awareness for some worthy local causes!

Last Friday, Venditan took part in the annual 7-a-side Forever Manchester Football Tournament. The 15 team competition was staged on the 3G Community Pitch at Broadhurst Park, the home of FC United.

The group stages of the tournament comprised of four ten-minute matches. In the fiercely competitive group C, Venditan faced off against Ward Hadaway, Hannan Associates, Bennet Verby and Convergys B.

Team Venditan played valiantly but ultimately missed out on the knockout stages, going down narrowly, 2-0, 2-0, 3-0 and 1-0.

Pixel Kicks, Hannan Associates, Oscar Recruitment and My Accountancy Place/Six and Flow all made it through to the semi-finals. Oscar Recruitment finally took home the coveted Forever Manchester shield at the end of a tense final against Pixel Kicks. 

It was a brilliant event which raised £2,250 for some worthy local causes. The groups to benefit from the money raised include:

Deaf Rhinos: A football club based in Rochdale that provides activities and support for the deaf and hearing impaired community.

Hurst Circle Of Friends: A group for elderly people based at Hurst Community centre. The group fights loneliness within the elderly community by arranging outings, activities and providing a way for people to make new friends.

Monton Voices Community Choir: A choir established to provide respite for carers aged from early 20’s up to 70 years old. The choir is a place where members can make new friends and get some relief from often stressful situations.

A huge well done to Chris, Mike, Callum, Paul, Krzysztof, Kamba, Mark and the 14 other teams who gave up their Friday evening to take part! And congratulations to Oscar Recruitment on winning #FMFootball 2017!

Forever Manchester fund and support over 1000 community projects across Greater Manchester. You can find out more about some of the projects they support and how you can get involved here: https://forevermanchester.com/

 

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Stephanie Fenton
5th April 2017