The ultimate out of office one day adventure

25 January 2013

North East business rivals are set to go head to head in a brand new corporate challenge, deep in the heart of Kielder Forest.


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(From Left) Laura Mcllduff, Charlotte Radcliffe and Alex Peebles from Irwin Mitchell LLP taking on the Jacobs Ladder Challenge.

(From Left) Jane Pyrah and Ellie Szunko from Irwin Mitchell LLP taking on the Crate Stack Challenge.

Entries are now open for Kielder Quest, a Krypton Factor style corporate team challenge event that will raise much
needed funds for Northumberland based charity, Calvert
Trust Kielder.

The trust, which provides challenging outdoor adventure holidays for disabled people, is inviting organisations to take part in physical and mental challenges in the new fundraising event.

On Friday 8 March, business colleagues from across the region will compete in a series of instructor led challenges, including high ropes, laser clay shooting and climbing, all in the beautiful surroundings of Kielder Water & Forest Park. The winning team will be crowned champion, taking home the ‘Kielder Quest Trophy’.

To help launch the new event for the Trust, Northumbrian Water is the main sponsor and will be offering volunteers to help out on the day.

Philippa Clark from Northumbrian Water said:
“We’re delighted to support the Kielder Quest event to help raise vital funds for Calvert Trust Kielder. The charity ensures thousands of disabled people are able to enjoy outdoor activities, together with their families and friends, every year. As both organisations are part of Kielder Water & Forest Park Development Trust, a registered charity working at Kielder to promote sustainable development and provide recreational facilities, it’s great to help a fellow member, and to attract even more visitors to the stunning destination of Kielder Water & Forest Park.”

Hazel Ditchburn from Calvert Trust Kielder said:
“It is hoped that Kelder Quest will raise over £10,000 for the Trust. I would like to thank Northumbrian Water for its help in making the event possible. We rely on support from local businesses to help us to continue to provide our often life changing service.”

Entry costs £500 for a team of six people, which includes activities, refreshments on arrival and lunch. The day will conclude with a champagne reception, hot buffet and awards presentation.

To book your place now contact Hazel Ditchburn on 01434 250232 or

Kielder Water & Forest Park, which spans 250 square miles, is home to the largest forest in England and the largest man-made lake in northern Europe. It was voted the most tranquil place in England by the Campaign to Protect Rural England. For more information go to

Notes to Editor

• Calvert Trust Kielder was opened in 1984
• The Trust provides challenging outdoor adventure and activity holidays for 5000 children and adults with physical, sensory and learning disabilities from the Northeast and rest of the UK.

For further information contact Hazel Ditchburn, Corporate & Events Fundraiser on 01434 250232 / 07869283728 or email

Kielder Water & Forest Park Development Trust is a registered charity working at Kielder to promote sustainable development, provide recreational facilities, improve knowledge of the natural environment and encourage the arts. The Trust works with the range of communities to benefit from these activities.

Members, who have appointed directors/trustees to serve on the board, are Northumbrian Water, Forestry Commission, Calvert Trust Kielder and Northumberland County Council. Affiliate organisations that are not members but have a close working relationship with KWFPDT include Arts Council England, Northumberland Wildlife Trust, Environment Agency, The Scout Association and local decision making bodies such as the parish councils.

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