Exeter solicitors Trek the Night for Action: it’s no walk in the park! | Action Medical Research

Exeter solicitors Trek the Night for Action: it’s no walk in the park!

24 May 2013

Six teams from Stephens Scown solicitors in Exeter, Devon, will on Friday 7 June take on the Cotswold Way Trek the Night for children’s charity Action Medical Research. The walking challenge is no walk in the park; covering 40 miles through the night.

The Action Trek the Night walking challenges are long and strenuous, requiring team work, stamina, coordination and willpower. Money raised will go to help the charity fund vital research for sick babies and children.

Phil Gregory, Partner at Stephens Scown LLP says: “Being an adventurous bunch at Stephens Scown, we are always looking for new challenges. Having tackled the Yorkshire Three Peaks, the National Three Peaks, a 30 mile walk across Dartmoor and a day hike across the Brecon Beacons, we feel the Action Trek the Night is a great ‘next’ challenge for us – especially with the added mission of seven teams to round-up!”

“Charity fundraising is an important part of what we do – giving back where possible not only provides an incredible feel good factor, but raises much needed funds for such deserving charities as Action Medical Research.”

The tough Cotswold Way Trek the Night will take 12-16 hours and begins at midnight near Dursley in South Gloucestershire. The 40-mile trek follows the escarpment of the Cotswold Hills with panoramic views across the Severn Vale. Walkers will pass through beech woods and open pasture land and picturesque villages.  The finish line of the beautiful ancient long trail is at Cleeve Hill. 

Tracey Edwards, event organiser for the Action Cotswold Way Trek the Night says: “Whether you are a seasoned trail walker or just up for the experience of a big challenge for 2013 this is the event for you. Our Trek the Nights are very popular, with many teams returning year after year to beat their previous best time. They are tough events but great fun for all involved and very rewarding.”

Trek the Night events require teams of four walkers and a support driver (plus vehicle). Trek the Nights take place across the UK in 2013: Mourne Mountains (21 June), South Downs Way (26 July) Trossachs (23 August) and Rutland Round (13 September).

For more information about the Trek the Night series visit action.org.uk/plod or contact Tracey Edwards about the Cotswold Way Trek the Night at tedwards@action.org.uk or on 01225 776691.

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High-res pic of the team at Stephens Scown can be downloaded from the link below: http://www.action.org.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/press/stephens_scown.jpg

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Action Medical Research is a UK-wide charity saving and changing children’s lives through medical research. We want to make a difference in:

  • tackling premature birth and treating sick and vulnerable babies
  • helping children affected by disability, disabling conditions and infections
  • targeting rare diseases that together severely affect many forgotten children.

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