Last month saw leading bathroom product manufacturer, HiB take its fundraising efforts to a whole new level – three in fact – as a dedicated team of 12 employees embarked on the UK’s infamous 24-hour Three Peaks Challenge in aid of charity.
The gruelling Three Peaks Challenge sees participants summit three of the highest peaks in the UK; Snowdon (1085m), Scafell Pike (978m) and Ben Nevis (1344m) in 24 hours. Covering just over 26 miles and over 11,000ft of mountain terrain in 24 hours, all with a minimum of 11 hours’ drive in between, the hike is widely reputed as one of the most demanding mountaineering events in the UK and a true test of personal stamina.
Having undergone months of training, including test-runs climbing Scafell Pike and Snowdon, the HiB team completed the challenge on September 6th within the 24 hours, spurred on by raising more than £8000 for nominated charities, Mind and Starlite.
Organiser of the charity challenge, HiB managing director, Robert Ginsberg says: “While we’ve done lots of fundraising events in the past, as it is our 25th anniversary this year we wanted to do something different which really pushed our limits – and the 24-hour Three Peaks Challenge was the obvious choice.
“Originally, when we first discussed the climb, over half of our staff expressed interest which was fantastic – however, we eventually decided upon a team of our 12 strongest staff – two of each from each of our six departments. After all, the
Three Peaks Challenge is not for the fainthearted. Ben Nevis is the highest peak in the British Isles and Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in England – while all three have incredibly difficult terrains.”
Robert adds: “Although it was a huge challenge, we had a fantastic weekend. It was great to see such camaraderie throughout the team and we are delighted to have been able to raise a significant amount for two such worthwhile causes in our 25th anniversary year.”
Donations small or large can be made by visiting: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/hibthreepeaks