The pupils, led by Black Sheep’s Allan Russell, climbed more than 2800ft as they took on Scotland’s Ben Gulabin in torrential rain, to lend their support to the Brewery’s fundraising efforts. The ‘Big Push Up Arctic Circle Challenge’ has raised more than £31,000 to date, and will see a team from the Brewery embark on an epic motorbike journey to the Arctic Circle on 9 June 2009.
Allan Russell, National On-Trade Account Manager at Black Sheep said: ‘We have spent nearly a year preparing and fundraising for the Challenge and have been well supported by our staff and local community. Recognising the discernable difference we’ll be able to make to cancer sufferers and their families within our community, my daughter Izzy wanted to do her bit, so together with her classmates, they took on their own challenge to scale the peak.’
The team of travellers taking on the Arctic challenge will include Black Sheep’s National Sales Manager Brian Smith, National On-Trade Account Manager Allan Russell, Brewing Engineer Mark Allison and friend of the brewery John Oldridge, with a support vehicle driven by Black Sheep brewery’s Managing Director Paul Theakston.