A team from Ibstock plc has been raising vital funds for a leading cancer charity by taking part in the gruelling National Three Peaks Challenge.
The challenge involves climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Mount Snowdon in the space of 24 hours, a distance of 37km with a total ascent of 3,064 metres and a driving distance of 462 miles.
The fundraising feat was the brainchild of Sharon Rice, rail manager at Anderton Concrete, with 12 team members coming together from across the group to raise money for the Macmillan Cancer Trust; Steve Scurfield, Tony Dain, Jo Langton, Sarah Taylor, Sharon Rice, Neil Cross, Adam Meek, Ian Fishwick, Mark Vallender, Rob Green, Kelsey Davies and Sally Cross.
To date, the team has raised more than £14,000 but this amount is expected to increase as more sponsorship comes in.
Sharon said: “At some point in our lives we will all be touched by cancer, whether it be directly, to a friend, a relative or a colleague. Having seen the work carried out by the Macmillan nurses first-hand, I decided to do something to give back and raise money for them.
“I came up with the idea of doing the Three Peaks Challenge and decided to make it a corporate event, with 12 people eventually signing up. It’s a real feat of endurance as it is a marathon distance up and down the three mountains, and the top of Ben Nevis was knee deep in snow. But we had a lot of support and we were elated when we all finished – it is a massive accomplishment. To date we have raised nearly £14,000 and we’re still taking donations via our JustGiving page. We’d like to thank all of our sponsors – seeing people support us has been overwhelming and very humbling.”
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