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Liebherr Sunderland apprentices get on their bikes for Brathay Challenge

Apprentices from Liebher, who were at the Seaburn Centre raising funds for charity by running and cycling the equivalent distance from Sunderland to Edinburgh.

Apprentices from Liebher, who were at the Seaburn Centre raising funds for charity by running and cycling the equivalent distance from Sunderland to Edinburgh.

APPRENTICES got in the saddle to take on a charity challenge.

A team of nine apprentices from Liebherr Sunderland Works in Deptford took on the Brathay Challenge 2014, run by the National Apprenticeship Service, in a bid to become the nation’s apprentice team of the year.

As part of the challenge, they ran and cycled 133 miles on equipment at the Seaburn Centre – the distance from the Stadium of Light to Edinburgh-based club Heart of Midlothian’s football ground.

The challenge raised hundreds of pounds for SAFC charity the Foundation of Light’s Kicks North Project and the Royal National Lifeguard Institute.

To win the Brathay Apprentice Challenge, teams of nine apprentices have to demonstrate their abilities in team building, leadership, logistics and communications.

The teams compete in a series of work-related challenges to develop new skills, benefit their local communities and raise the profile of their employers and apprenticeships.

Eight finalist teams will be announced in April and will battle it out to be crowned apprentice team of the year.

 

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