8 October 2017

Has anyone seen Lawrence?! A few days ago our boss headed off into the desert to raise as much money as possible for charity Big Change and we’ve not heard from him!

It is rare that Lawrence switches off, I can’t remember a time when we’ve had radio silence! But it’s for a great reason. Taking part in the Strive challenge, Lawrence and Gail are currently in the middle of Morocco having mountain-biked through the desert and hiked to the top of Mount Toubkal.

The challenge is in aid of Big Change, a charity dedicated to helping young people who haven’t had the best start in life to thrive. It’s an opportunity to make a real difference to so many children’s lives.

While he’s away the UKFast team has taken over his social media and blog until he’s back. We’ve had a few updates from Team Jones over the past few days. It sounds like tough going! The extreme four-day challenge is a huge test of physical and mental strength.

I know Lawrence will be excited to share his experience when he returns but in the mean time, here are a few photos from the trip.

We’re all very proud of Team Jones here at UKFast. If you can, please support Lawrence, Gail and the 23 others taking part in the challenge, by donating via their Virgin Money Giving page. Lawrence has promised to double anything raised through the page.


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The Big Change journey so far

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Gail capturing the journey on her Go Pro.

In the dessert for STRIVE challenge

Lawrence taking a moment to complete his journal.

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A magical moment enjoying a camp fire on the first night of the Strive challenge.

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There have been a few accidents along the way but nothing is stopping the team’s progress.

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A quick stop and time for a Team Jones photo.

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The sun coming down on a challenging but rewarding day in the desert for Team Jones.


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