The major event in July for the Midlands was the Three Peaks Challenge, in conjunction with Hunters Hill Special Needs College which took place the weekend of 30 June - 1 July. A nice time of year you would think to climb Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowden in 24 hours? Think again-it was brutal! Around 3ft of snow at the top of Nevis along with a wind chill taking the temperature down to about minus 12 which sapped the will of everyone on it but also saw the guys rise to the challenge and the sound of laughter could be heard up and down the mountain thanks to our amazing BoBs. Life changing for many of the kids who have had incredibly tough lives and as the expedition leader said in an email "The difference Jamie (Hull, Sally (Orange) and Frankie (Ward) have made to our kids has been immeasurable-probably more than they or I will ever know."
So a huge thank you for the time and effort put in by the guys and the teams also won 3 awards: Youngest Overall Team, Fastest Youth Team and Special Endeavour Award.
Strangely I didn’t get one for wearing a kilt....
We also had a great get together in Nottingham and following a meeting at Trent Bridge with Nottinghamshire County Cricket we will be running a cricket taster day (And lunch!) at the ground on Thursday 29 September. Hopefully some of you dancing queens also managed to take advantage of the Mama Mia ticket offer at The Birmingham Hippodrome.
60 BoB & BoS were lucky enough to be treated to tour of Cadbury World with one little girl saying "I could eat a 5 stone Easter egg in about an hour!"
We are looking to organise a family picnic day on Cannock Chase in August beside the Gruffalo trail so weather permitting some games, food, ice cream and hunting Stickman! I am also trying to set dates for a bowling evening or two across the region, we have a couple of fishing events on and of course the now sold out Black Tie Ball in September!
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