‘Chase the sun’ for the NSPCC

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The NSPCC in Milton Keynes is looking for people to take part in a challenge with a difference – and help raise vital funds for children and young people.

‘Chasing the Sun’ involves a bike, hike and canoe in the stunning surroundings of the Lake District, all between sunrise and sunset on April 26, 2014.

The challenge starts at the crack of dawn and will include off-road mountain biking around the famous lake of Derwentwater (25 miles), a trek up and back down Haystacks (six miles) and a three mile canoe on Derwentwater – all before sunset.

Sally Phipps, NSPCC community fundraising manager for Milton Keynes, said: “This is an exciting event in some of the most stunning surroundings in the UK. It’s quite different from other fundraising activities as it offers a chance to participate in a variety of activities which I hope will appeal to a range of people.

“Hiking, canoeing and cycling are some of the best ways to explore the Lake District too. I would urge anyone who fancies a challenge with a difference to sign up to take part so that we can continue to raise vital funds for our local services which offer a lifeline to children and young people in Milton Keynes.”

This event is designed for teams of two, but individual registrations are also being accepted.

To find out more, call 0844 892 1119 or visit www.nspcc.org.uk/chasingthesun