UK Challenge Gala Dinner raises over £65,000 for the Invictus Games Foundation

A gala dinner hosted by Invictus Games Foundation Partners, UK Challenge has raised over £65,000 at a fundraising dinner held at the RAF Club.

The evening marked the start of a 2020 partnership between the World’s leading team-building event and the Foundation. On the evening guests heard from former Invictus Games competitors, David Wiseman, Nathan Jones and Naomi Adie who explained how the Games experience had helped them to build resilience and confidence after injury.

David Moran, CEO at the UK Challenge said: “This is our fourth annual charity dinner and the generosity of our UK Challenge family never ceases to amaze me, without exception all the guests left feeling a sense of awe at the resilience of the former Invictus Games competitors and indeed were humbled by the sacrifice that these men and women have made on behalf of all of us. The upcoming Games will be a source of inspiration for our own UK Challenge event in the Lake District this July when our corporate teams will look to channel the Invictus Spirit.”

As part of the partnership, a team of Wounded, Injured and Sick servicemen and women took part in the Algarve Challenge in November last year. The weekend event pushed the team to the edge of their comfort zone, testing their physical and mental resilience across a number of strategic and team-focused challenges.

One of the WIS participants said following the Algarve Challenge: “I thoroughly enjoyed both the physical and mental challenges presented and having the opportunity to push myself and be tested under pressure. My self-belief has certainly improved and I feel a lot more confident about myself once more. The whole challenge has allowed me to focus my mind, feel positive about the future and enjoy the company of other WIS in a really friendly, supportive and close  environment.”

Jenni Anderson, Development Director at the Invictus Games Foundation said: “We are delighted to be working with the team at UK Challenge this year. Teamwork is a key component of the Invictus Spirit and we are looking forward to our WIS team competing at the UK Challenge in the Lake District this July. A huge thank you to everyone who helped to raise such an incredible total for the Foundation. This will support us to continue to offer a wide range of events and opportunities to our international Invictus family, aiding their recovery and rehabilitation through sport and competition.”

The next UK Challenge event is due to take place 9-12 July 2020 in The Lake District, shortly after the Invictus Games The Hague 2020.

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