25th
Jun
2014

7,000 miles in seven days

Posted in: Events Industry News

Steve Cole, Managing Director and three industry colleagues from Poggenpohl and Simon Taylor Furniture have raised more than £30,000 for the Help the Heroes Foundation by completing the Nordkapp Nightkapp Rally.

Driving 3,000 miles in 3 days, the teams arrived at the most northerly point in Europe, via the UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland and Norway only to be welcomed by a 6 hour 20km hike! Faced with unbelievably tough terrain and weather conditions, the hikers ventured across the Nordkapp Mountains where they endured -2°C temperatures, extremely low cloud, plus snow and rain.

After 12 hours rest, it was back in the cars for the return journey that took them through Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Belgium, France and the UK – Home!!!!!

Help for Heroes is a charity formed to help those who have been wounded in Britain’s current conflicts.

Thanking colleagues, family and friends for supporting this worthy cause, an exhausted Steve says: “It means a huge amount to me and your generosity is truly appreciated. With a total of only 15 hours sleep in 7 days whilst living off chocolate bars, coffee and energy drinks, I can safely say it was a trip I’ll never forget!”