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Icom Hernias Complete Gruelling Charity Trek

Icom Hernias Complete Gruelling Charity Trek

Four members of staff from Icom (UK) Ltd have taken part in an epic charity walk called Trailwalker UK 2005 in aid of Oxfam and the Gurkha Welfare Trust. The Icom Team called 'Icom Hernias' comprising Virgil Parker (Parts Manager), Peter Broadhurst (Warehouse Manager), Sam Taylor Nobbs (Sales Manager) and Richard Owen (Company Accountant) completed the 62.5 mile cross country walk across the Sussex countryside in just under 27 hours. The team, which raised over £2,500 for these charities, were joined by Gill Neighbour who works for fellow electronics company, Flow Distribution.

Trailwalker is one of the world's greatest team challenges. The challenge was to complete 100kms in less than 30 hours as a team of four people, and to raise significant funds to help overcome poverty and suffering.

The challenge took place on 15 & 16 July 2005, along 62.5 hilly miles of the South Downs Way between Petersfield and Brighton, Sussex. The physical element of the challenge is the equivalent to running two and a half marathons and climbing Ben Nevis – all without sleep, which took months of training. The challenge was so tough that usually a third of the teams fail to complete the course.

Sam Taylor-Nobbs said on behalf of the team, ‘We would like to thank everyone that has pledged donations. We have had fantastic support not just from our support team of John Turner (Ham Product Specialist) and Colin Turner (PMR Technical Support), but also from all the people who have pledged money. We really do appreciate the financial donations and all the wishes of support.'

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