A software development manager from bespoke unmanned vehicles specialist Consortiq, has ramped up his charity fundraising mission by securing a bumper deal.
Consortiq’s David Walters, who is set to take part in 2018’s Man vs Mountain event in a bid to raise £10,000 for Help For Heroes, told Commercial Drone Professional that the six-strong fundraising group, Team Easy, has secured its second major corporate sponsor.
Rigiflex Extrusions, a local plastics company in Northampton, is sponsoring the team through its charitable mission.
Team Easy has set the target of raising £10,000 across 20 races. The team, which has already completed a handful of its challenges, will conclude its fundraising push with its finale event, Man Vs Mountain, in September.
The group’s latest challenge took them to Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales with an elevation of 3,560ft.
The team members will return to the Welsh mountain range in September to compete in the Rat Race Man Vs Mountain Challenge, a 35k Race up and over the Snowdonia landscape.
Walters said: “We will continue our efforts to hit our £10,000 target for Help For Heroes, and raise as much awareness as possible on PTSD. It’s ok to have and struggle with PTSD. It’s being diagnosed and admitting you need help, and being open about it. That’s half the battle right there.
“We also managed to arrange a visit to an RAF Base. Dean, one of the team members who inspired me to setup Team Easy, suffers with PTSD and is currently getting support through Help For Heroes.”
The next challenge is to take Shaun Gash, a paraplegic, to the top of Ben Nevis with team ‘No Fear on Wheels’ in June.
The team is raising money through its JustGiving page.