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BetRec management wade through thigh-deep bog to raise funds for the Responsible Gambling Trust

BetRec management wade through thigh-deep bog to raise funds for the Responsible Gambling Trust

The Responsible Gambling Trust today confirmed that Rob Hackney and Tom Wetwood, Co-founders of BetRec (a specialist i-gaming and gambling sector recruitment consultancy), successfully completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge on 27 October 2012 and, in doing so, raised &pound381 for the charity.

Setting out at 3:15am, Rob and Tom had to first endure a three hour drive to reach the starting point for their challenge. Then, at 6:15am, the fundraisers stepped out of their vehicle and into the darkness to begin their test of endurance. For twenty five miles Rob and Tom battled high winds and freezing temperatures as they trekked across feature-less, boggy, moorland terrain to conquer the peaks of Pen-y-ghent (691 metres), Whernside (728 metres) and Ingleborough (723 metres) in just 10 hours and 31 minutes. At 8:30pm, following a three hour return car trip, the trekkers finally arrived home exhausted yet elated at completing their physical fundraising challenge.

Speaking today, Rob Hackney, Director of BetRec, explained: “There’s no denying the fact that the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge proved far harder than we had first expected: at times we found ourselves wading through thigh-deep boggy terrain and, as temperatures dropped to minus seven degrees centigrade, we were whipped by icy winds as we slowly made our way up and down the Three Peaks. However, rather than putting us off, the whole experience has inspired us to embark on another test of endurance and I’m delighted to announce that both Tom and I will be taking part in the Responsible Gambling Trust’s Kilimanjaro fundraising challenge in October 2013.”

Marc Etches, Chief Executive of the Responsible Gambling Trust, added: “We are extremely grateful to Rob and Tom for their commitment to raising funds for and awareness of the Responsible Gambling Trust – they really are stepping out and making a difference in promoting our charity and supporting our front-line services. I very much hope that others will be inspired by Rob and Tom’s efforts and choose to join them, along with Karen Churches Peacock (Director of Fundraising), on our Kilimanjaro 2013 fundraising expedition.”

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