A team from builders merchant Jackson Building Centres has raised over £14,000 for the Rainbows Hospice after completing the Three Peaks Challenge
The 10-strong team took on the challenge at the end of August and ascended and descended the three mountains – Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon – in just 23.5 hours.
The Jackson team members were led by Jacksons managing director Andy Williams and comprised Steve Marris, Paul Bullivant, Lathen Tuplin, David Treasure, Mark Rice, Paul Rice (Lincolnshire Flooring, a supplier to Jacksons) and customers Jon Posey (Aaron Services), David Lummis (Aaron Services), and Fred McDonnell (Plumbmac Services).
Rainbows Hospice is the only hospice catering for children and young people in the East Midlands.
“The weather leading up to the climb was very windy and right up until the night before, we thought we might have to abandon our plans,” Williams said. “The high winds were an extra handicap during the climbs and we encountered some fog at higher altitudes.
“To have completed the challenge in under 24 hours was a wonderful achievement for us all as this is described as ‘very demanding’ by the organisers. As well as climbing the peaks you are also having to cope with extreme fatigue as the event runs throughout the day and night. We began our last ascent of Snowdon at 3am, having travelled through the night in a minibus.
“I couldn’t walk the next day, but I’m sure everyone would agree that all the aches, pains and blisters were worth it.