Hope Challenge 2013
From 5th - 7th July 2013, 76 people camped out in a Peak District shantytown as they helped raise money to fight international poverty.
The fifteen teams from companies around the UK took part in international development charity Habitat for Humanity’s HOPE Challenge event near Edale in the Peak District.
They raised a total of £32,089 – enough to help 26 families in the developing world to build a safe, decent home. It costs on average just £1,235 to build a secure and healthy home for a family of five.
Teams at HOPE Challenge had to build a shelter from scavenged materials and sleep in it for two nights, as well as completing up to 20km of trekking in the Peaks and other challenges. The participants slept in shelters made from palettes, umbrellas, bamboo, plastic piping, cardboard carpet tubing and sheets of insulation.
The team from Guava International, a company in Guildford said, “Our shelter was … luxury compared to the dreadful conditions that some people are living with every day and night. A very humbling experience that served to remind us to always keep a sense of perspective in our everyday lives.”
Another of the teams said, “[We have learned] to be grateful never to have experienced homelessness.”
Thank you to everyone involved in Hope Challenge 2013, here are the scores and a few images from the weekend.
If you are interested in participating in a future Hope Challenge or similar event please let us know.