Go Ape’s big banana relay raises £60k for the Teenage Cancer Trust

Go Ape fundraiser
Go Ape fundraiser

Staff at an outdoor forest adventure experience have been going bananas to support the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Workers at Go Ape in Woburn Safari Park have been part of the Big Banana Relay, covering 28 sites, raising £60,000 for the good cause.

The relay consisted of a blow up banana being transported a total of 1,823 miles across the UK with the Go Ape gorillas using the quirkiest forms of travel possible.

It started at Leeds Castle in June and ended at Trent Park at the end of October.

Dressed as gorilla, the Go Ape team visited some the country’s most popular landmarks with the big banana in tow.

The team managed to use more than 40 different modes of transport, including breaking the world record for the longest distance space hopped and a trip into space.

Go Ape director Rebecca Mayhew said: “It’s been amazing to see all the different modes of travel used for each leg of the journey and it’s great that the Go Ape tribe have completed this epic task for such an important charity.”

The Teenage Cancer Trust has been selected by Go Ape staff as its main charity for 2014.

Fundraising director at the charity Kate Collins said: “We want to say a huge thank you to staff at Go Ape for their incredible fundraising efforts and all the amazing creativity involved in the Big Banana Relay. We rely on donations to fund our vital work and the money raised will help support young people with cancer and their families locally and across the UK.

To find out more about the charity visit www.teenagecancertrust.org