Back in March, Blake sponsored Kathryn Haw in her efforts to trek across Northern Finland in minus degrees temperatures with a team of huskeys and a sled to raise money for Essential Needs. Essential Needs is a charity close to Kathryn's heart, where she has been working for the last 8 years.
"I chose this challenge as something different to the challenges I have done before... These days you have to nearly put your life on the line to get people to part with their money!"
The challenge was to take a team of huskeys and a sled 300km in 7 days, and in actual fact Kathryn managed to travel 338km.
"I was quite nervous about the challenge as I have never been good in the cold and gosh was it cold! One night dropped to -33°C and most days it was -15°C to -12°C. We were supplied with polar clothing which was both warm and waterproof and good sleeping bags for the night too. It was fun working with the dogs, learning how to control the sled and ensuring the wellbeing of our team of dogs throughout the journey".
This incredible challenge that Kathryn undertook raised £1700 for Essential Needs - what a fantastic result!
"I would go back tomorrow if I could. Wonderful part of the world and great people."Posted: 10/06/14 by Blake