The Sunningdale Hope Trust

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Great Glen Challenge

You take the High Road and I'll take the Low Road. Crossing Scotland from coast to coast.

Aug 20 2016

Aug 27 2016

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  • A few of the mad participants!

    A few of the mad participants!



Support our group of around 25 intrepid hikers, as we trek across Scotland, from Coast to Coast, following the Caledonian Canal and Loch Lochy and then in search of Nessie as we walk along banks of Loch Ness. This exciting week-long event starts on 20th August and participants can take on either of two challenges. Both Challenges begin in Fort William and end, 117km later in Inverness. The Low Road Challengers will walk the Great Glen Way, from The Atlantic Ocean to the North Sea, in 6 days. For the more adventurous amongst us, the High Road Challenge also includes conquering 3 of Scotlands Munroes along the way; Ben Nevis, the highest peak in Britain (1,343m), and the Loch Lochy Munroes, Sron a Choire Ghairbh (937m) and Meall na Tanga (918m).

The Low Road will require perseverance and endurance as the terrain becomes more challenging and distances covered increase as the week progresses. The addition of the Munroes for those taking the High Road creates a strenuous and demanding challenge – stamina and determination are a must! The stunning views of the highlands will be with us all the way and provide a fantastic backdrop to both challenges.

The Hope Trust is a local charity that raises funds to help both community organisation and individuals in need. The proceeds from The Great Glen Challenge will support the following causes: .

Stay Close To Neve  8 year old Neve has Dravet Syndrome, a very rare and life-threatening form of epilepsy. Our support will help provide ongoing therapy treatment that will give Neve the best quality of life possible.

Sebastian’s Action Trust,,  Providing financial assistance to this local charity which supports families of seriously-ill children from diagnosis, through treatment and beyond

Scott Gerred A 22 year old, Scott was recently paralysed from the waist down following a motorbike accident. Our support will help purchase an off-road wheelchair to allow him to travel more freely and return to employment.

The Link Visiting Service Community Kitchen A befriending charity aiming to combat isolation among older people, The Community Kitchen project brings people together to cook and share lunch, once a month. We will assist in supporting the running costs of this event.

Cordes Hall Refurbishment Project. . This community building has a number of ongoing refurbishment projects required to ensure its continued use in the village. Our support will contribute towards the cost of painting and decorating of the main hall.  

Sunninghill Citizen’s Advice, providing support to the maintain the sub branch which operates out of The Ascot Day Centre and provides much needed help and assistance to local residents. 

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Event Type

Active & Health – Walking

Event Address

Hurstleigh Court, Hurstwood, Berkshire, SL5 9SP

Event Contact Details

Karen Harris

Hurstleigh Court , Hurstwood, Ascot, Berkshire. SL5 9SP



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Money raised so far: £8,877.10

We'll also receive £1,775.46 of Gift Aid.

That's 89% of our target of £10,000.00!


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