Blackstone Challenge
What is the Blackstone Consultancy Challenge?

The Blackstone Consultancy challenge is an annual challenge completed by members of our team to raise funds for charity. The challenge itself changes each year to push us to our limits and raise as much money as possible. Information on our 2020 Challenge will be released in due course.

Our Challenge 2019 is:

In November 2019, members of the Blackstone Consultancy team will be taking part in a trek across the Sahara desert to raise money for the Childrens Air Ambulance.

The Childrens Air Ambulance fly critically ill children across the UK to the specialist care they need. Our aim is to raise enough money so that a new incubator can be bought. The incubator sits in the rear of the helicopter, and gives the greatest possible chance of survival to the critically ill child.

Our walk across the Sahara will see us start in M’Hamid-El-Rhozlane, walk over the cliffs of the southern Drâa towards the first dunes of Ait Oumir. We will then trek along the banks of the Drâa and catch our first sight of L’erg Zaher, the highest dunes in this region.

We will spend 5 days trekking, camping in the desert each night.

The team will comprise of Simon Giddins, Rob Bates, Tom Tahany and Rufus Caldecott, as well as Simon Bennett from Cloud Ten. It will be challenging but for a worthy cause.

We would like to thank those who have sponsored us already – Cigna, Ecclesiastical, Geos360, The London Resolution, Pella Resources, Seventeen Group and Hampden and Co.

All further donations will be greatly appreciated – you can donate by clicking on the following link:

2018 London to Brighton

In September 2018, our management team completed the London – Brighton cycle in aid of BLESMA, The Limbless Veterans, raising vital money to support those who will need specialist treatment for the rest of their lives