More than 50 intrepid trekkers scaled the heights and rose to the challenges of the Lake District’s Ullswater Way this week, all in aid of The Fed’s essential services. The second Trek4TheFed held in England – due to the pandemic making a return to Israel impossible for the moment – took place under blue skies and in baking heat, raising more than £25,000 in the process.

Setting off at 7am, the team split into six groups before beginning the near ten-hour course, climbing through more than 1,000m throughout the day and covering an astonishing 35km.

Director of Fundraising and Marketing, Raphi Bloom, was delighted with the day’s events:

“It was a fantastic day that was physically challenging but full of camaraderie and commitment to The Fed. You could really feel that our trekkers got a huge buzz – and extra stamina – out of pushing themselves to cover the climb whilst knowing they had raised so much money for such a crucial cause. The glorious weather and views definitely helped as well!”

Rochelle Broman, The Fed’s Fundraising Manager, was a relative newbie to distance walking – and loved the feeling of accomplishment the Trek presented:

“I would recommend it to everyone,” Rochelle enthused – “It was an incredible atmosphere, everyone pulled together and feeling as you cross the line at the end is indescribable.

“I’m not a great walker and have never taken part in anything like this before – I got through it because of the support everyone gave each other and the team spirit.”

Raphi agreed:

“All of our trekkers gave a fantastic effort to fundraise for The Fed, as well as their physical efforts on the day. A huge thank you to all of them – and see you next year on our 2022 Trek, wherever that may be!”