This year’s fundraising total of £100,157 ($159,000) smashed the 2013 record of £80,000. Organiser Graeme Chapman, MBE said that with £65,000 raised five years ago, £100,000 was never a realistic target and he had to recalculate the overall total three times.
“Thanks to all who took part with such amazing enthusiasm, from relatively small contributors to the teams from Vasanta and OPI who have helped to really raise the bar in recent years. The lesson has to be to never put a ceiling on your ambition,” said Chapman.
This year’s theme ‘You take the high road’ was embraced by 110 people from the OP industry, all of whom braved the region’s unpredictable weather to climb the Lake District’s highest peaks in aid of raising money for the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), one of the leading cancer research centres in the world.
The OPI team – comprising Steve Hilleard, Janet Bell, Heike Dieckmann and India Pride – wish to thank everyone who generously supported their endeavours.