The third Prima Solutions sponsored challenge event took place on the 29th September 2018, with 20 teams battling it out at the beautiful Rultand Water. The sun came out to cheer on the participants and we were thrilled to have so many happy faces at the end of what was a huge challenge and an epic day out for all. 

Moving the event from Carsington Water in Derbyshire to Rutland Water this year meant that the teams had a longer section on the water. They had to kayak to a mystery challenge and solve it before paddling back to base. It was then time to saddle up and peddle their way around the reservoir, before resorting to foot-power and trainer innovation to get round the final eight miles, completing a marathon distance in total. The event finale was delicious stone baked pizza served by Peter Pizzeria, eaten whilst sharing stories of the day's adventures.   

A great day was had by all, and as always, that's incredibly important to both us at TwentyTwenty, and the sponsor of our event, Prima Solutions. This event isn't simply about completing a marathon distance - an impressive feat in itself - but an opportunity for those taking part to team-build with colleagues and friends, and have a great day out with a difference, supporting the work that we do to change the lives of local, young people.  

The event itself is only part of the story. In the months and weeks leading up to the big day, the teams taking on this challenge carry out an incredible amount of fundraising on behalf of TwentyTwenty; whether hosting bake sales in the office or attending a car-boot sale. To date, since 2016, the Prima Solutions TwentyTwenty Challenge events have raised nearly £50,000! Over the coming weeks as our 2018 teams complete their fundraising for this year, we'll be able to announce our 2018 total, which we hope will be the highest yet. 

We're looking ahead to 2019 and making plans - as we always say - to host the best event yet. We say this confidently as based on feedback from the participants, volunteers and supporters, we improve the event year on year, making it the ideal team-builder, a fantastic challenge, and a great day out for every local business and organisation.

If you're interested in receiving updates about the 2019 event and getting first-dibs on signing up, please email us at [email protected] 

To finish, a huge thank you to our sponsor Prima Solutions and to each and every person who made the event the success it was, THANK YOU! 

~ The Fundraising Team ~