Berghaus has provided kit to support this year’s Sport Relief celebrity challenges, which included a 100-mile trek across the Namibian Desert and a UK-based challenge of three triathlons in three days, in three different cities.
A documentary of the seven celebrities, including Nick Grimshaw and Frankie Bridge, trekking, cycling and skiing 100 miles, in temperatures up to 35 degrees Celsius, across the Namibian Desert will be broadcast on BBC One at 8pm tonight (11th March).
The challenge got off to a rocky start after a ‘once-in-a-decade’ thunderstorm, and with Nick Grimshaw suffering heat stroke leading him to sit out on day two.
However, all of the celebrities made it to the end in aid of encouraging more discussion around mental health issues and raising money for mental health services. Frankie Bridge, who took part in the desert triathlon, said: “I really hope my experience in the desert shows people with mental health issues that you can still do the things you want to do.”
Commenting on Berghaus’ support of the challenge Kev McFadyen, Berghaus Brand Director, said:
“Sport Relief is an incredible charity, and we’re delighted to be supporting them again in 2020. This year our association feels especially pertinent as the celebrities are raising awareness around mental health, which we feel passionately about at Berghaus, as the outdoors can be an antidote to some mental health issues.”
As well as the trek in Namibia, Berghaus are supporting a UK-based challenge for Sport Relief. Three famous faces from TV and radio, Jo Whiley, Kate Bottley and Richie Anderson, are tackling three triathlons in three days in three different cities – Manchester, Cardiff and Glasgow. They will be starting on the 11th March and finishing on the 13th March, the day of Sport Relief itself.
You can see highlights from both of these challenges on BBC1 on the night of Sport Relief on 13th March.