Jon Stump on Challenge Yourself Costa Rica Expidition


Mick George Ltd is known for being one of the leading suppliers to the construction industry. Operating in East Anglia and the East Midlands, the company focus on delivering their professional and cost effective services to clients from a variety of sectors, including commercial, trade and residential.


The Construction and Waste Management company has been looking into different ways to raise money for their charities of the year. As a part of this, Mick George Ltd has come up with the ‘Challenge Yourself’ scheme which has been levelled at all of the company’s employees, with management and directors included in order to see how much can be raised over the course of the year.


Going above and beyond, and truly embracing the idea of the challenge is Mick George’s Finance Director, Jon Stump, who embarking on the epic challenge of a trek across Costa Rica. Jon will carry out a coast-to-coast expedition, travelling from the east Caribbean side of the island to the west Pacific side.


Joining him on this daunting mission is a team of 19 other people including the former England Rugby Captain LewiS Moody MBE. This momentous journey will see the team travel a total of 300 km over the course of 8 days in order to raise money for a collection of charities. The journey will involve walking, kayaking, mountain biking and rafting across the massive distance while enduring changeable weather conditions including extreme heat and humidity, cold fog and sudden downpours that will take the team through the wilderness of Costa Rica.


As if the expedition wasn’t challenging enough, Jon has also set a fundraising target of £12,000, to be split between a number of organisations such as Macmillan Cancer Support, the British Heart Foundation, and the Lewis Moody Foundation. As part of the trip, the Lewis Moody Foundation has a separate fundraising target of £75,000 which will go towards helping those diagnosed with brain tumors and the award-winning HeadSmart campaign.



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BDC 299 December 2022