The Roof Gardens team are never one to shy away from a challenge, and sometimes when we aren’t even challenged to do something we will undertake it anyway. Some call us crazy, others nutters, we just like to think we are a pretty unique bunch with an unrivalled spirit (and maybe just that little bit competitive… maybe).
At the heart of all the challenges we undertake and the efforts the team go to is our charity Starlight. Starlight grants once-in-a-lifetime wishes for seriously and terminally ill children and provides entertainment for poorly children in hospitals and hospices, and we couldn’t think of a more worthy cause to raise money for.
This year the team have run marathons, hosted parties, created cocktails, jumped out of planes and most recently completed the gruelling Tough Mudder all to raise money for Starlight. Our General Manager Sam and Reception Manager Megan undertook the 12 mile assault course, that certainly isn’t for the faint hearted. Tough Mudder describes itself as ‘Probably the toughest event on the planet. Probably’ and competitors are faced with… well a lot of mud… as well as freezing cold ice, electricity and fire! We asked Sam and Megan what they thought about their experience…
Sam: “I wanted to do a tough challenge that we could train for over a period of time, so that I could get fitter too. It’s a great team challenge for a brilliant cause! There were some very funny moments, in particular the mud ditches as I was literally stuck at one point. Luckily we had a team of four boys on hand to launch us over walls and the larger obstacles. The Electric eel was horrendous… I was zapped 3 times at the same time and then zapped in the face after some boys behind me bowled me over. I needed wine after that. I would do it again but I might bypass the Electric eel challenge. A few of the team have been inspired to do it in March next year”
Megan “It was an amazing challenge that I would definitely do again!”
We may be nearing the end of the year, but the team effort and spirit at The Roof Gardens has not slowed in the slightest. Today we waved our colleagues Jason, Rachel, Romain and Megan off as they set out to Peru to complete the Inka Trail. We’ll keep you updated on their progress.
For now we will sign off and hope you’ll join us in wishing our trekkers luck as well as congratulating all of the team who have completed challenges so far this year for their amazing efforts!