Return to Lapland: On a mission to raise funds for charity before Christmas
25th Nov 2021
We’re excited to announce that for the second year running, we are embarking on a virtual expedition to Santa’s Village in Lapland to raise funds for local community charity G-Force.
Our Farrat team and their families will be running, jogging, cycling, walking, swimming and exercising a target total of 1,876 miles to Rovenaniemi. Starting at the Farrat Head Office, we’ll then be heading across the UK, crossing the channel to Holland pass through before going through Germany and Denmark, then trekking all the way up the East coast of Sweden as we then arrive in Finland, taking our final steps to Santa’s village in Lapland.
The challenge started on November 22nd and will end at midnight on December 25th, which gives just 33 days for everyone involved to reach Lapland village.
On our virtual journey, we’re hoping to raise much-needed funds for local voluntary community group, G-Force.
G-Force work with disadvantaged children, young adults, and adults throughout the Altrincham area, providing support, services, and developmental opportunities to all. The community group were formed in 1997, and host a range of initiatives throughout the year. This includes ‘Brush and Brew’ classes, which aim to encourage young people and adults alike to engage in crafts, and art as a means of therapy and recreation, with artwork from these sessions displayed within the local area.
They also work with families in crisis, organising food vouchers, breaks away, help with alternative accommodation, educational support, and educaitonal toys for children. And the group often organise activities in local schools in the Trafford area.
G-Force have been a lifeline for many during the pandemic, and we are proud to be a regular supporter of their cause, with this years Lapland marking the fifth year of Farrat fundraising for the community group. We hope to help them continue their amazing work into 2022!