Cateran Yomp: Keeping hikers hydrated while cutting plastic waste

Castle Water sponsor

Castle Water, the UK’s leading independent water retailer, will sponsor the Cateran Yomp for the second time in support of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. In supplying water stations, participants can keep hydrated and healthy during the event. Meanwhile, encouraging the use of refillable water bottles will also help to minimise single-use plastic waste in the UK’s largest National Park.

A long-distance march, The Cateran Yomp is the biggest, toughest event of its kind. Not for the faint hearted, the Cateran Yomp has raised over £3 million for the ABF The Soldiers’ Charity – vital funds to help ensure serving soldiers, veterans and their families can lead lives of independence and dignity.

Cateran Yomp 2019

This year’s Yomp takes place from the 8th to 9th June in the foothills of the Cairngorm Mountains. Over 1000 participants travel from all over the world to take up the challenge, with teams of 3 to 6 people battling through 54 miles in just 24 hours across the beautiful but rugged and unpredictable terrain of the Scottish wilderness. Silver and Bronze medals are awarded for shorter event distances of 36 and 22 miles.

Castle Water CEO, John Reynolds OBE, said: “Castle Water is delighted to support the Cateran Yomp and ABF Soldiers’ Charity again this year. Clean, safe drinking water is vital in promoting vitality and well-being. It’s very important to keep well hydrated during the challenge. This also shows our commitment to reducing unnecessary plastic waste while protecting the spectacular natural environment and wildlife in the iconic Cairngorm National Park. We wish everyone taking part the best of luck for the event and in raising funds for this important cause.”

Robin Bacon, Chief of Staff for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, said: “Castle Water’s refilling stations ensures walkers participating in next weekend’s Cateran Yomp will have access to clean, safe drinking water without the need for single use bottles. This kind of innovative support is invaluable to us and we are extremely grateful to everyone at Castle Water for getting behind the Cateran Yomp for the second year.”

Visit ABF The Soldiers’ Charity website here and their case studies here.

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