Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil Team supporting Downright Special with a 500 Mile Walking Challenge out in Wolds countryside

17 members of our fab team have have pledged to walk, cycle or run 500 miles to raise funds for our charity of the year, Downright Special.

Between 15th and 21st March, each team member will each do 30 miles of their chosen activity and hope to raise £1,000 for the charity that supports children with Down syndrome in Hull and East Yorkshire.

The date and the distance are both significant as 15th March marks the start of Down syndrome Awareness Week and 30 miles is the distance between Thixendale and Downright Special’s base in Hull.

The event has been organised by our marketing whizz Marcelle: “Downright Special were our chosen charity of the year for 2020, but as the year did not go to plan for anyone, we’ve decided to support them this year and look forward to starting our fundraising on 15th March.

“Downright Special’s goal is simple: to build a brighter future for children with Down syndrome and they do this with no funding from statutory agencies like the local authority or NHS. We can’t wait to do our bit to raise funds to support them. We’ve lots of plans in place, so watch this space!”

The team plans to raise money through a series of events and a limited edition Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil product that will be available later in the year. It has set up a Virgin Money Giving Page which sends every donation directly to Downright Special. All donations will be gratefully received.

You can follow our progress on our social media feeds.