Devon, United Kingdom (PressExposure) January 15, 2009 -- UKEC'09 is a compact, dedicated and non-profit event team aiming to complete their goal within a short four or five days. You can visit our fundraising site at http://www.ukeverestchallenge.com, read why they are doing the event in detail and get some background on us.
Proudly fundraising and fully backed by the following beneficiary charities; â¢ Help for Heroes [2 out of the 3 guys in the team are ex-marines] â¢ Children with Leukaemia [ Team member Bryn Posey father died of Leukaemia] â¢ National Association of Crohn's & Colitis Disease [ Team member Darren Edwards has been diagnosed with Colitis/Crohn's] â¢ Skill Force Development Charity [Bryn works for this charity]
UKEC founder Darren Edwards states "I think I've been an incredibly selfish individual all of my life thus far, and now I think it's time to give something back! It sounds so exceptionally clichÃ©, but I do think Karma goes around and comes around [maybe I've watched too many My Name is Earl episodes?].
We lead our lives at almost break neck speed, deep in daily grind we rarely stop to see the pain of others, unless of course it happens to us first. A child with cancer, a person in pain and soldier crippled. It means so very little to us, apart from a fleeting emotion, it's just the news after all".??
Team member Bryn Posey's reasons for signing up are quite clear "I lost my father to leukaemia back in 1999 and for many years didn't dwell on it and pushed it to the back of my mind, locking it away. In 2006 I realised I had spent a lot of time focusing on my life and on my personal achievements. I was not really sure where or what I was doing with my life.??On new years eve 2007 I made a resolution to do something for someone else, that in no way benefited myself (directly). Since then I have run the London Marathon for Children with Leukaemia [dressed I might add as Mr. Tickle!]. At the end of that race I was so elated and realised I had made a difference; yet I realised I could do so much more, this is my motivation".
Onboard this month we have several new sponsors; Montane, Southampton Solent University, South Devon College, Hilly Clothing, Bush Gear and Hydrate for Health. Now we are looking for national and regional media and news wires like yourself to pick up on the story, so we can gain extra sponsorship and ultimately and more importantly a huge reward for our charities.
About UKEC:Newly formed non-profit endurance race team fundraising for UK charities. Four charities every year for the next four years will benefit, as the events get longer and more challenging. UKEC is based in the South West of England, with three team members, two runners and one support/logistics member. Training and take part in events all over the UK.