Transdek dynamic duo tackle 100k Yorkshire Challenge for Blind Veterans UK

Date : Tuesday, 06 June 2017

A dynamic duo of brothers from Transdek UK, an award winning manufacturer of double-deck trailers and loading equipment for HGVs based in Harworth, Doncaster, are putting their best feet forward to tackle the 100k Yorkshire Challenge over the weekend of June 17th – 18th in aid of Blind Veterans UK.

Dean and Leon Butler, Operations Director and Sales Director respectively, aim to raise over  £2,000 for the charity that provides support for anyone who has served in the Armed Forces, or who has done National Service, and who is now living with significant sight loss.

Blind Veterans UK helps blind ex-Service men and women lead independent and fulfilling lives by supporting them with in-depth expertise, experience and full range of services. The charity provides veterans with much-needed help to adjust to sight loss, overcome the challenges of blindness and enjoy daily life. It has been offering physical and emotional support to vision-impaired veterans since 1915.

Now in its second year, the 100k Yorkshire Challenge will follow a new circular route. Starting and finishing in Darley, North Yorkshire, it will take in the stunning and dramatic landscape of rural Yorkshire, which is often referred to as God’s own county due to its breath-taking countryside.

Dean commented: “Apparently we will be trekking all through the day and night, and this 100km route offers a gruelling challenge, which is not for the fainthearted. We’re not quite in the same league as fellow Yorkshire men the Brownlee brothers and their Olympic and World triathlete successes but I’m sure there will be an unparalleled sense of achievement once we get across the finishing line.”

Leon added: “We’ve done a few training runs around Tickill and Harworth in preparation. Three years ago we took part in a similar assault course event so we know the sort of challenge that lies ahead. It won’t be easy but we’re determined to complete the event and raise as much money as we can.”

The 100k Challenge is not a race but part of Blind Veterans UK ultra-challenge series. Participants will set off on Saturday morning, walking through the day and night with the aim of completing the route at a trekking pace in 24 hours to arrive at the finish by Sunday morning.

Mark Adams, Managing Director at Transdek UK, said: “Everyone at Transdek is behind Dean and Leon, and although it’s a very challenging event across some rough terrain, we’re confident they’ll both make it to the finish.”

You can support Dean and Leon’s efforts by visiting their Just Giving page: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/DeanButler2017 to make a donation. To find out more about the vital life changing work of Blind Veterans UK visit the website: www.blindveterans.org.uk.

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