As you’ve probably guessed from our blogs we’re a pretty active bunch when we’re not beavering away in the office, but our Portfolio Development Manager for South Devon, Gary Joliffe (middle) is set to take things to a whole new level…and it’s all in the name of charity.
Along with his pals Ross Lovell and Richard Snow, Gary’s ready to tackle an impressive Devon 360 challenge which will see the team navigate the borders of Devon by sea kayak, on foot and bike this September. The team are raising money for the RNLI, a chairty that's very close to our hearts here at Blue Chip, as well as Children’s Hospice South West, The National Trust and Missing People, and we’re behind them all the way.
Gary said “The Devon360 challenge is nearly upon us now and I am really excited to be heading off to attempt to circumnavigate the county by paddling, riding and running around the counties coastlines and borders. We have six days to cover the 360 mile course and it will be a real privilege to see so much of our spectacular coast and beautiful countryside in one continuous journey. There are lots of challenges ahead for us, but we are lucky and grateful for our mobility and freedom and want to use it to help others via the charities we are representing, so that they can continue to support those who one way or another face far greater challenges every day”.
Devon may be beautiful, but imagine circumnavigating the county border like these guys, they’ll have to put serious preparation into the timing of the tide times along the south coast, not to mention facing pretty rough waters in their kayaks. And then there are the impressive but daunting hills of Exmoor to tackle on foot that promise to make the marathon section testing in its own way.
But, if anyone can do it these three can, and the team set off this September in Devon to raise vital funds for their charities, as well as awareness of how unique Devon’s landscape is and how lucky we are to call it home.
All being well, the guys will cover a mind-boggling 365 miles in just six days, and we wish them all the best with their challenge. If you'd like to suppory Gary and the team, please click here.