Mike and Olly Finish the Strive Challenge


After 7 long days, our co-founders, Mike and Olly have finally completed the 180km hike from Verbier to Zermatt across the Alps in aid of Big Change with Richard and Sam Branson and many other Strivers. There have been some really tough moments over the week that have pushed the Strivers to their limits, but I’m sure, on completing the challenge, it has all been worth it.

So far, the Virgin Strive team have raised over £500,000 for Big Change which will be put into the development of young people to help them grow into productive adults, much like the team that have put themselves through physical and mental strain to raise such a large sum of money. 

Day 7, the final leg of the hike took the Strivers down the valley to Zermatt, where Mike, Olly and the other Strivers found a beautiful lake to take a dip in and look back on the past week and reflect on their massive achievement. As the group sat around the Lake shivering from the freezing temperatures of the water, Olly and Mike brainstormed how they can further contribute to such a fantastic cause (watch this space for more fundraising activities from TopCashback), before continuing down the valley and up into the town of Zermatt, where the whole Strive team was greeted with the finish line, and more importantly, a massive sense of achievement.

Quite unbelievably, Mike and Olly are back in the TopCashback office today as the core team continue with the next leg of the challenge – the climb to the summit of the Matterhorn. However, the fundraising efforts still haven’t stopped. You can donate via Mike or Olly’s Just Giving page or you can ‘Like’ the TopCashback Facebook page and for every like we receive before 7th September 2014, we will donate £1 to the Big Change charity.


Posted on 01 Sep 2014  |  Posted in  Tips & Updates
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