Charity challenge

On August 20 2017 Clare O’ Hara, divisional managing director of Epwin, and 11 other ladies from the fenestration industry will start the Paddle2Pedal Challenge to try to raise over £50,000 for Hope House Children’s Hospice.

The first ever GM Fundraising all-female event is sponsored by the Epwin Group and will see the team canoe 100 miles of the River Wye, abseil the rock face at Symonds Yat, then cycle 120 miles to Oswestry.

“I have followed the previous challenges run by GM Fundraising with interest, and thought it would be a great idea for the girls to get involved,” Clare said.

“Training for P2P has been incredibly gruelling and we’ve all been giving up evenings and weekends to put the hours in. But we’re doing it for the children and their families who are supported by Hope House Hospice and this is what keeps us going when the going gets tough.

“We will be meeting children and families from Hope House Children’s Hospice when we reach the end of the challenge at Oswestry and I know it will be a very moving and humbling experience for everyone involved.”