Teams of industry figures are nursing their aches and preparing to count the cash after taking on the National Three Peaks Challenge at the weekend to raise money for motor neurone disease.
Colleagues from The Residence Collection and Window Widgets were joined by staff from Kubu, Roseview, Avantis, Veka, Nozzle and Listers, tackled the 27-mile hike across Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon with a combined climb of 10,000 feet.
As part of the challenge, they will raise funds and awareness for Jaki’s Journey, a cause close to the hearts of the Residence and Widgets team, as one their friends was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease last year just seven months after getting married. Since the diagnosis, Jaki’s condition has rapidly deteriorated.
Marketing manager Jo Trotman said before the start: “Our team is incredibly proud to be teaming up with many other businesses in our industry to raise vital funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
“It’s going to be one of the biggest challenges many of us have ever faced physically with 27 miles of walking to cover and a driving distance of 462 miles between the three highest peaks in the UK.
“We’ve come so far with fundraising for Jaki’s Journey and we’re sure with the support of friends, family and co-workers in the industry that we will be able to raise even more money towards improving the care and research for those suffering with motor neurone disease. “Just £10 will help fund an information pack that is given to a newly diagnosed person with MND, so any donation no matter the amount will be beneficial to support the charity and those that desperately need their services.”
Pictured: Jo Trotman with (left) Sam Weaver of Sussex County Windows and Bradley Foster of Listers Central