NAC CARES Virtual Challenge – 587.5 miles (945.11 km down)
By Lauren Amphlett

We are excited to share with you an update on our team’s virtual Lands End to John O’Groats challenge. As you may know, our team is walking, cycling, and running the length of the UK to raise money for the Fungal Infection Trust. We are proud to announce that we have completed 54% of the challenge, which is equivalent to 945.11km or 587.5 miles.

Currently, we are virtually passing through the breathtaking Yorkshire Dales National Park, having already passed through several noteworthy locations on our journey. These include:

    • Bradford: A vibrant city located in West Yorkshire, known for its industrial history and impressive Victorian architecture.

    • Huddersfield: A bustling town with a rich cultural heritage, including notable landmarks such as Castle Hill and St. George’s Square.

    • The Peak District National Park: A stunning area of natural beauty spanning across several counties, including Derbyshire, Cheshire, and Staffordshire. It’s famous for its dramatic landscapes, rugged moorlands, and picturesque villages.

    • Sheffield: A vibrant city known for its steel industry, green spaces, and cultural landmarks such as the Millennium Gallery and Winter Garden.

    • Sherwood Forest: A legendary location associated with Robin Hood and his band of merry men, known for its ancient oaks and rich wildlife.

    • Rufford Abbey: A former Cistercian monastery located in Sherwood Forest, which is now a popular tourist attraction featuring a country park and gardens.

    • Sherwood Pines Forest Park: A sprawling woodland park with a range of outdoor activities, including cycling, walking, and a Go Ape treetop adventure course.

    • Robin Hood’s Wheelgate Park: A family-friendly theme park featuring a range of rides, attractions, and live shows.

    • Nottingham: A historic city with a rich cultural heritage, including landmarks such as Nottingham Castle, the Old Market Square, and the Lace Market.

We are thrilled to have made it this far, and we are well ahead of schedule. We are grateful for your continued support, but we still have a long way to go to reach our fundraising goal and John O’ Groats; we are confident both will be achieved, and with it, we will make a difference in the fight against fungal infections.

Thank you for joining us on this journey, and we look forward to sharing more updates with you soon. You can donate via the link below.