Somerset companies invited to join Corporate Challenge 2011

PUBLISHED: 16:54 04 May 2011 | UPDATED: 19:18 20 February 2013

UK companies are being invited to participate in a four-day adventure challenge taking place this summer - but places are going fast. Teams will raise funds for the NSPCC in the Intelligent Sport® UK Challenge.

Up to 100 UK companies are being invited to participate in a four-day adventure challenge taking place this summer - but places are going fast. Business teams will put their body, mind and spirit to the test as part of the Intelligent Sport UK Challenge, while raising crucial funds for the NSPCC.

Teams of five to seven members from companies across the UK can sign up for the Intelligent Sport UK Challenge, which will demonstrate their leadership skills and ability to flourish under pressure in the Exmoor National Park from 15 to 19 June. This inspiring and varied terrain is chosen to awe and challenge the 700 plus competitors taking part. The vast woodlands, majestic waterfalls and dramatic coastlines will set the scene for the largest corporate physical challenge in the UK.

The event combines thrills from adventure sport with strategic challengers and real business competition to stretch and develop team performance. Designed especially with business people in mind, only a reasonable level of fitness is needed and focus is on developing essential skills to stretch staffs potential at work. An amazing 98 percent of 2010s participants said they believed that taking part in the event improved their performance back in the workplace.

To drive enthusiasm, multiple industry-specific trophies are up for grabs. Participating companies can also bag accolades for the best mixed team, best all female team and best all male team as well as awards for top fundraising team and company. For the first year teams will also be competing for the Virgin Money Giving Cup for the most creative and innovative fundraising idea.

Speaking about the event, Carrie Cardale, corporate fundraising manager for Somerset at the NSPCC said:

We are inviting Somerset companies to step up and take on the challenge and to reap the benefits within their workforce whilst raising vital funds for local children. Year on year participants tell us that the challenge improves inter-department collaboration and networking while meeting important corporate social responsibility objectives by raising vital funds for the NSPCC. So far, the NSPCC has benefited from an astonishing 4million during our 11-year association of the event. Staff will leave with the feel-good factor of having had a fitness challenge, team-building experience and knowledge that they have contributed to alleviating child cruelty in the UK. To find out more please get in touch or go to

To find out more information and to register your team, go to, or call Carrie Cardale on 01823 346346 or email .

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