The Tibbetts Trekkers raise £10,000 for SpecialEffect

Throughout June 2020, the Tibbetts Trekkers took on a charity challenge with a difference.

Instead of all coming together, and taking on the 27 mile Banbury to Oxford Canal Walk, as originally intended pre-CoVid-19, the Trekkers decided to walk, run and cycle the 874 miles separating Lands’ End from John O’Groats.

Abiding by strict social distancing rules, the Trekkers roped-in their households into the virtual, collective challenge, representing the Tibbetts family, and extended family culture.

With regular Zoom meetings, the Tibbetts Trekkers quickly began building-up their miles in their own personal challenges, including 200 miles cycled throughout June, a 55-mile tandem bike-ride, 20 mile walks, 25-mile runs and many more.

Made up of 28 members of the Tibbetts Family from TGL, BFC, SFF and Powell Gee, the Trekkers committed to raising £5,000 for Special Effect who deliver personalised technology to those less physically able, allowing everyone to be connected with video gaming.

By the end of June 2020, the Trekkers raised an impressive £10,000 to support the work SpecialEffect do.

Speaking about their impressive achievement, organiser and Tibbetts Managing Director, Jonathan Tibbetts said, “It’s been a real group effort, during a time when so many charities need help more than ever before.”

“The Team were determined to ensure we were still able to fundraise for SpecialEffect, and it’s testament to every single person who took on their own personal challenges that whatever is thrown at us, the Tibbetts Trekkers don’t give up”.

To everyone who supported, donated and took part in the Tibbetts Trekkers’ Virtual Challenge, we would like to say, “Thank you”.