Team Walking for Charity

Quest has been working with this client since 2009, and was delighted to be asked again to deliver a team building challenge for charity for a 10th Anniversary this year. For 2018 it was at a new venue, and for the highest number of attendees ever, read on to see how it went…………………………..

New Venue

For many years between 450 and 550 colleagues have taken part in the Team Walk Challenge event, and it has achieved such a status in the business calendar, that when the on-line entry system opens in the Spring  it sells out within a few hours. (Colleagues pay a nominal fee to enter which is all donated as part of the overall charitable support).

Due to the event status and a growing number of colleagues, (thanks to a number of acquisitions), the requirement this year was to take the attendance number to an all-time high of 620. Tremendous news, but that request meant that a new venue was required, and there aren’t many around that can offer accommodation; the ability to deliver a three course gala dinner, and the access to grounds and terrain that can be used to run a day-long team build, and all for 620!

However, fortunately Quest didn’t start delivering team building yesterday, and with nearly 24 years’ experience of venue sourcing, we’ve worked in a few places over the years! One venue that has always impressed, on the numerous occasions that we’ve worked there, is the enormous Celtic Manor Resort with its commanding position above the M4 Motorway, and stunning panoramic views over Wales’s Black Mountains. Discussions started with the team there some 12 months in advance, and the resort was ultimately awarded the business.

During the initial discussions and subsequent build-up to the event, Quest was impressed with the attention to detail and professionalism of the Celtic Manor team. Most importantly when the event date finally arrived in mid-September, the team at Celtic Manor did not disappoint, and everyone there did their best to ensure this huge event was delivered without a hitch.

Established Charity

The one part of this team building event that hasn’t changed for a number of years is the charity that is supported. The British Red Cross (BRC) have been the recipients of terrific support from the Team Walk Challenge for over 5 years, during which time a great deal of money has been donated. In return, the corporate team from BRC deliver an outstanding presence at the event, and expend a huge amount of energy in supporting the teams as they complete a range of challenging team activities.  This year at Celtic Manor was no exception, the vintage style Red Cross uniforms have now become a highly visible part of the event, and the noise from the BRC team as the colleague teams crossed through the Finish Arch was as excited and loud as ever.

New Format

This year the team building element of the event was delivered on a golf course! However, this wasn’t just a golf course this was a Celtic Manor Golf Course, the Montgomerie course no less, named after the legendary golfer himself. Quest had exclusive use of the course for the day, and were able to create not one, not two but three terrific team building challenges that made full use of this amazing sports arena.

What a Venue, what a Charity and what an Event!

 

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